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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.

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.

open shop

A computing environment that allows users to program and run their own programs. Contrast with closed shop.
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Mr Al Bulooshi, however, said permits were still being granted to open shops, but only to the rich people with "connections".
The Jewish community would open shops from Sunday to Friday and then shut down for business around mid-day as the week entered "sabath" or Saturday.
The Alliance, which represents about 70 nonunion companies, alleges Berkeley Investments' hiring practices are in violation of federal laws that require open shops on all federally funded projects.
The Manama Municipal Council believes that giving people exemptions for various reasons to open shops without limitations or restrictions has caused chaos in neighbourhoods.