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labor union

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noun
  1. an organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers; trade union.
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Origin of labor union

First recorded in 1865–70
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Examples from the Web for labor union

Historical Examples

  • Most prominent and powerful of these was the craft form of labor-union organization.

    The I.W.W.

    Paul Frederick Brissenden

  • Labor-union democracy must be made democratic by referendum control.

    The I.W.W.

    Paul Frederick Brissenden

  • To them the labor-union is at present the strongest Americanizing force.

  • In spite of this report, Schmitz was reelected in 1905 as the candidate of the Labor-Union party.

  • From the beginning, the Union-Labor party had the support of elements outside the labor-union movement.


labor union in Culture

labor union

An organization of workers formed to promote collective bargaining with employers over wages, hours, fringe benefits, job security, and working conditions.

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