closed shop

Definition of "closed shop"
  1. A business that, though now illegal, used to hire exclusively union members whether by choice or as set by union agreements
How to use "closed shop" in a sentence
  1. The old factory used to be a closed shop, strictly hiring only union members.
  2. Despite its prohibition, some claim that closed shop practices still exist in discreet ways.
  3. The Labor-Management Relations Act brought an end to closed shop agreements.

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