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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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Beaudry also countered open-shop advocates' contention that the PLA has boosted the cost of the project, saying the cramped site behind the transportation hub and other factors increased the expense.
He described open-shop groups as little more than front organizations for the Republican Party, an allegation that Mr.
Department of Labor statistics showing that less than a fifth of the Massachusetts work force is unionized, and said it is unfair to keep open-shop companies out.
Berkeley is committed to using open-shop and union firms," she said.