trade union


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

First recorded in 1825–35
Related formstrade-un·ion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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trade union

trades union


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
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