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closed shop

noun as in employment for union members

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Narrowly focused groups like the American Foundation for Equal Rights and Freedom to Marry simply closed shop.

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Social media has lit up with pictures of signs posted on the doors of closed shops, declaring that there’s no one there to work.

He closed shop in 1984, though he continued creating custom designs for friends and family till his death of AIDS in 1990.

She was in favor of unions, she said, “but I'm not in favor of a closed shop.”

The conspiracy trials largely turned upon the "closed shop" and in these the shoemakers figured exclusively.

These, goaded by restrictive union practices, notably the closed shop, appealed to the courts for relief.

Thus it was the effort of the shoemakers' society to secure a closed shop which fell chiefly under the condemnation of the court.

Of all journeymen indicted during this period the Hudson shoemakers had been the most audacious ones in enforcing the closed shop.

These attempts failed because the Union insisted on the question of the closed shop as essential.


On this page you'll find 2 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to closed shop, such as: preferential shop, and union shop.

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