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a company that hires only union members

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3) A child runs across the grounds of Disney's California Adventure past a closed shop.
Proposals for a no-fault compensation scheme will leave doctors unaccountable for their actions and turn the NHS into a closed shop, a leading lawyer has warned.
Phil Robinson revealed "StarNet, through smart planning and flawless execution, has increased revenues and maintained profitability while their competitors have closed shop.
It comes after the NEC and BSTA were criticised by a rival cab drivers' union of operating a closed shop at the Birmingham City Council-owned exhibition centre.
I think, though, the top four is still a closed shop and expect Liverpool to put together a run and nick fourth.
Thieves smashed their way into a closed shop and stole the till.
The Children's Time Machine Edu-tainment Center in Sherman Oaks recently closed shop.
Some big pubs are planning to close early and a lot of them are making it a closed shop so people in Leamington will have nothing to do.
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council recently purchased the Leo's eyesore building and that area of the seafront is a much more pleasant area, likewise in the High Street a closed shop has been purchased.
She said starting from nothing was one of the hardest things she's done in her life, and some other business owners even gave up and closed shop.
He hit out at "toothless" watchdogs, "snooty" regulators and ITV as "the biggest closed shop of all" in the MacTaggart Lecture, which opened the three-day Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival.
Kevin said there were plenty and told the customer to knock on the door of the closed shop, as someone would still be there.
If they have any power to be effective in solving the problems at large, no matter how dedicated they are, they all seem to sweep with the same brush like a closed shop.
Employment Minister Alan Johnson accused radicals of wanting a return to the closed shop, pre-Thatcher era.
Everybody's gone home an kind of closed shop, basically.