Obsolete. to form into a union.
to join in a labor union.
Obsolete. to form a union.
- Also especially British, un·ion·ise .
- un·ion·i·za·tion [yoon-yuh-nahy-zey-shuhn], /ˌyun yə naɪˈzeɪ ʃən/, noun
- un·ion·iz·er, noun
- o·ver·un·ion·ize, verb, o·ver·un·ion·ized, o·ver·un·ion·iz·ing.
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How to use unionize in a sentence
In many states, particularly those where care workers haven’t been able to unionize and bargain for protections and better pay, there’s an ongoing labor shortage that only gets worse every year.Caring for the elderly has never been more expensive, exhausting, or invisible | Anne Helen Petersen | August 26, 2021 | Vox
They agreed in principle to teacher input, but they kept collective bargaining and the right to unionize out of legislation.Organized teachers dreamed up charter schools — but their vision got hijacked | Jon Hale | August 25, 2021 | Washington Post
They ultimately lost a vote that would have allowed the warehouse employees to unionize.
Ford too has invested in a separate battery company, which may or may not be unionized one day.The Auto Industry Is Going Green. Will Workers Go Along for the Ride? | Justin Worland | August 12, 2021 | Time
Sarah Jaffe writes that a failed vote to unionize Amazon workers at a facility in Alabama may be discouraging, but around the US, workers in the increasingly expansive tech sector are waking up to their power to organize, and to demand dignity.
To date, the public at large does not support the efforts to unionize.
Efforts to unionize are rare but not unheard of in the fast food industry.Fast-Food Workers Walk out of Jobs to Protest Low Wages | Filipa Ioannou | July 30, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
In the summer of 2005, the activists tried to unionize their Los Angeles office.
A Dutch general got up and said, “The first thing you need to do is unionize your army.”
In 1901 the United Hatters' Union practically ordered him to discharge his non-union men and unionize his factory.
As soon as the troops go out, we fellows who have been working to unionize this region are going to catch it.
They are engaged in a fight to unionize it and are as anxious to succeed as are the operators to prevent them from doing so.
They are not on strike: they've been locked out by Frick, because he wants to non-unionize the works.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist | Alexander Berkman
British Dictionary definitions for unionize
to organize (workers) into a trade union
to join or cause to join a trade union
(tr) to subject to the rules or codes of a trade union
to join or become joined in marriage or civil partnership
- unionization or unionisation, noun
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