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a factory, office, or other business establishment in which union membership is a condition of being hired as well as of continued employment.
(formerly) an industrial establishment in which there exists a contract between a trade union and the employer permitting the employment of the union’s members only Compare open shop, union shop

Technically, a business in which employees must join a labor union before being hired. This practice is now illegal. The term is used synonymously with union shop.


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