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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A business or industrial establishment whose employees are required to be union members or to agree to join the union within a specified time after being hired. Also called closed shop.

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  • n. A place of employment in which newly hired workers must join the union representing the workers within a certain period of time, typically 30 days.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a company allowed to hire nonunion workers on the condition that they will join the union within a specified time


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  • I'd like the little union over there, the one with the waggly tail.

    March 10, 2009