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open shop:

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The term "closed shop" is used to signify an establishment employing only members of a labor union.
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open shop

[′ō·pən ¦shäp]
(computer science)
A data-processing-center organization in which individuals from outside the data-processing community are permitted to implement their own solutions to problems.
(industrial engineering)
A shop in which employment is not restricted to members of a labor union.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

open shop

A construction project operating under a work system that does not require membership in a particular union as a condition of employment. Compare with closed shop.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

open shop

A computing environment that allows users to program and run their own programs. Contrast with closed shop.
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In addition, open shop workers get many benefits union members do not, including sick days, vacation time and, as I mentioned before, paid holidays.
However, he also said he preferred an open shop where union membership would be voluntary.
High unemployment and demoralization within the ranks combined with the growth of open shop competition, including the proliferation of double-breasted companies (companies simultaneously operating union and nonunion subsidiaries), to set off a prolonged period of retrenchment that, despite industry recovery, has never really ended.
"You will see it creep into the commercial work because I, for one, am watching some very, very talented builders in my peer group, let's call it, opening exclusive open shop firms," he said during the panel.
He trooped from city to city, getting steel fabricators and erectors to agree to operate only on the open shop basis; saw to the formation of local NEA employment bureaus, which placed nonunion men on jobs; exposed corruption in the building trade unions; and became a great proselytizer for the open shop.
Murphy's firm has provided evidence of the growing popularity of the open shop model.
MUCH more welcoming inside than it appears at first glance from the busy Longbridge Lane, this is a clean, open shop.
GARDENS: Apprentices prepare to open shop at Croxteth Country Park
After an initial three-week training session, Staten was ready to open shop in 1991.
Mangum and Walsh identify the open shop movement as the most important of the causes of decline, and they provide a detailed analysis of the conditions that contributed and continue to contribute to this phenomenon.
Bryce management admits it has looked at the Aeroquip building but flatly denies there are plans to open shop at Heber Springs.