[treyd yoon-yuh-niz-uh m]
- the system, methods, or practice of trade or labor unions.
- trade unions collectively.
Origin of trade unionism
First recorded in 1870–75
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Examples from the Web for trade unionism
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.The Beauty and the Bolshevist
Alice Duer Miller
Civilization may be expressed today in terms of trade-unionism.War of the Classes
Trade-unionism flourishes in Denmark, and strikes are of frequent occurrence.