a labor union composed of workers in various trades and crafts within one industry.
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How to use industrial union in a sentence
It is unquestionably the strongest industrial union in the world.
And now a new industrial union is to be launched in Chicago.
This was an industrial union, founded in 1869, embracing labor of all trades, and held together by a secret organization.The New Nation | Frederic L. Paxson
The industrial union, they say, is to be the administrative unit in the future industrial democracy.
The American Labor Union was very decidedly an industrial union—more, however, by anticipation than realization.
British Dictionary definitions for industrial union
a labour organization in which all workers in a given industry are eligible for membership: Compare craft union
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