trade union

See more synonyms for trade union on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a labor union of craftspeople or workers in related crafts, as distinguished from general workers or a union including all workers in an industry.
  2. labor union.

Origin of trade union

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formstrade-un·ion, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for trade union

guild

Examples from the Web for trade union

Historical Examples of trade union


British Dictionary definitions for trade union

trade union

trades union

noun
  1. an association of employees formed to improve their incomes and working conditions by collective bargaining with the employer or employer organizations
Derived Formstrade unionism or trades unionism, nountrade unionist or trades unionist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012