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horizontal union

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noun
  1. a labor union organized by skills or trades of its members rather than by industries.

Origin of horizontal union

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for horizontal union

horizontal union

noun
  1. another name (esp US) for craft union
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