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union scale

scale3 (def 6).
Origin of union scale
First recorded in 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Two hundred dollars a month—and the union scale was a hundred and fifty!

    Cappy Ricks Retires Peter B. Kyne
  • I'll pay you the union scale and not a blasted cent more or less.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • His labor charges were on a per diem basis and considerably under the union scale that then prevailed.

    If You're Going to Live in the Country Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  • In general, the union scale of wages and hours of labor were adopted, but the open shop was maintained.

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