trade union

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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.

Origin of trade union

1
First recorded in 1825–35

Other words from trade union

  • trade-union, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for trade union

trade 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 forms of trade union

  • trade unionism or trades unionism, noun
  • trade unionist or trades unionist, noun

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