A closed store, in union management relations, an agreement whereby an employer agrees to recruit – and employ – only members who have a good union reputation. Such an agreement is governed by the terms of an employment contract. When World War II ended a decade after the passage of the LNRA, unions tried to level the playing field for wage cuts due to the wage break during the war, which led to a strike. Many people saw these strikes as economically destructive, and union practices such as store contracts were becoming less and less popular. Critics of the closed store said it allowed unions to monopolize employment by limiting membership or closing it down altogether. They also argued that the closed store would allow unions to compel reluctant people to provide financial assistance. In response to these criticisms, Congress amended the NLRA in 1947 with the passage of the Labor Management Act (29 U.S.C.A. No. 151 and following.). Known as the Taft-Hartley Act, the Act imposed numerous restrictions on union activities. It has limited rights to strike rights, prohibited supervisors from participating in unions, and restricted the right to strike in situations where the President of the United States and Congress have found that a strike would endanger national health and safety. The Taft-Hartley Act prohibits secondary boycotts and a union strikes employees of a neutral or “secondary” party, such as the .
B of a retailer, to force the secondary party to cease business with the party with which the union has its main dispute, such as a manufacturer.B. The Taft-Hartley Act also allowed some states to ban union shopping by enacting right-to-work laws prohibiting workers from joining a union as a precondition for maintaining or maintaining employment. A store closed before entry (or a simple closed store) is a form of union security agreement under which the employer undertakes to recruit only union members and workers must remain members of the union at all times to remain employed.