closed shop

noun

Definition of closed shop

  1. 1 :  an establishment in which the employer by agreement hires only union members in good standing

  2. 2 :  an exclusive group or establishment

1904

First Known Use of closed shop

1904


Law Dictionary

closed shop

noun

Legal Definition of closed shop

  1. :  a business in which the employer by agreement hires and retains only union members — see also Labor Management Relations Act — compare open shop, union shop

Additional Notes on closed shop

Closed shops are illegal under the Labor Management Relations Act.


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