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union card

a card identifying one as a member of a particular labor union.
Origin of union card
An Americanism dating back to 1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I can show you people all right that won't ask to see your union card.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • He didn't like the idea of calling his crew scabs for the engineer carried a union card.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • If a union card makes a man a traitor, your own son had one in his pocket the day he enlisted.

    Dr. Jonathan (A Play) Winston Churchill
  • To get into this new mill he had to agree to give up his union card.

  • Many of you do not know that he holds a union card—the printers elected him to honorary membership more than a year ago.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • Turning from the applause, he introduced Ben Spence as "a labor lawyer, with a union card in place of a heart."

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • But you—a union card dirtied in your pocket, you, a Judas to your kind—you got no place in a room with decent men.

    Mountain Clement Wood
  • He could not get the last without a union card, he must take anything, and so he applied from store to store.

    The "Genius" Theodore Dreiser
  • Maybe it would be fair to tell you, Mr. Pindar, that I've got a union card in my pocket.

    Dr. Jonathan (A Play) Winston Churchill
  • He had no union card, but, in laying shingles along a blue chalk line, few were as expert.

British Dictionary definitions for union card

union card

a membership card for a trade union
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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