labor union


noun

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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Cultural definitions for labor union

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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