Also especially British, un·ion·ise.
Origin of unionize
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Examples from the Web for unionize
To date, the public at large does not support the efforts to unionize.It’s Time to Rip the Money Out of the NCAA
April 1, 2014
Efforts to unionize are rare but not unheard of in the fast food industry.Fast-Food Workers Walk out of Jobs to Protest Low Wages
July 30, 2013
In the summer of 2005, the activists tried to unionize their Los Angeles office.The Liberal Sweatshop
July 15, 2009
A Dutch general got up and said, “The first thing you need to do is unionize your army.”Prediction: Taliban Will Cave
April 15, 2009
As soon as the troops go out, we fellows who have been working to unionize this region are going to catch it.
They are engaged in a fight to unionize it and are as anxious to succeed as are the operators to prevent them from doing so.
In 1901 the United Hatters' Union practically ordered him to discharge his non-union men and unionize his factory.
- to organize (workers) into a trade union
- to join or cause to join a trade union
- (tr) to subject to the rules or codes of a trade union
- to join or become joined in marriage or civil partnership
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Word Origin and History for unionize
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