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trade unionism

or trade-un·ion·ism

[treyd yoon-yuh-niz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the system, methods, or practice of trade or labor unions.
  2. trade unions collectively.
Also trades-un·ion·ism.

Origin of trade unionism

First recorded in 1870–75
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Historical Examples

  • The anarchist has not a particle of faith in trade-unionism as such.

    Paris and the Social Revolution

    Alvan Francis Sanborn

  • He was, in fact, opposed to the spirit of trade-unionism in medicine.

  • He closes the door to trade-unionism and makes a revolution.

  • Civilization may be expressed today in terms of trade-unionism.

  • Trade-unionism flourishes in Denmark, and strikes are of frequent occurrence.