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labor union

an organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers; trade union.
Origin of labor union
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Taff Vale judge-made law renders the labor union hors de combat at a stroke.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • His plan calls for co-management of industry by the state and the labor union.

    A Preface to Politics Walter Lippmann
  • Military discipline, in this respect, is no different than the discipline of the university, a baseball league or a labor union.

    The Armed Forces Officer U. S. Department of Defense
  • The secretaries of local party units and labor union representatives were included on the councils of the industrial enterprises.

    Area Handbook for Romania Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • The labor union is a constant embodiment of the problem of conflicting services.

    Ethics John Dewey and James Hayden Tufts
  • “Pertaining to, suitable for, representing;” office desk, labor union.

    Compound Words Frederick W. Hamilton
  • Here, for the first time in his 159 life, he saw a labor union so conducted that it was a force.

    Modern Americans Chester Sanford
  • The labor union has no right to restrict the number of apprentices.

    Business English Rose Buhlig
  • In 1857 a labor union was organized among the spinners and weavers of Ghent.

  • Now comes this order from the labor union, and they are in a terrible dilemma.

labor union in Culture

labor union definition

An organization of workers formed to promote collective bargaining with employers over wages, hours, fringe benefits, job security, and working conditions.

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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