union card

  1. a card identifying one as a member of a particular labor union.

Origin of union card

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75

Words Nearby union card

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How to use union card in a sentence

  • So when her colleagues began signing union cards with the United Food and Commercial Workers union in October, Holland was completely onboard.

  • Many of you do not know that he holds a union card—the printers elected him to honorary membership more than a year ago.

    Mountain | Clement Wood
  • Turning from the applause, he introduced Ben Spence as "a labor lawyer, with a union card in place of a heart."

    Mountain | Clement Wood
  • But you—a union card dirtied in your pocket, you, a Judas to your kind—you got no place in a room with decent men.

    Mountain | Clement Wood
  • He didn't like the idea of calling his crew scabs for the engineer carried a union card.

    The Everett massacre | Walker C. Smith
  • He could not get the last without a union card, he must take anything, and so he applied from store to store.

    The "Genius" | Theodore Dreiser

British Dictionary definitions for union card

union card

  1. a membership card for a trade union

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