preferential shop

noun

: a shop in which under a labor contract the management gives preference to members of the union chiefly in hiring, layoffs, and dismissals and often also in promotions and work shifts, but is free to hire outside the union membership when the union is unable to supply workers

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“Preferential shop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/preferential%20shop. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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