trade union

Definitions of trade union
  1. noun
    an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    synonyms: brotherhood, labor union, trades union, union
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    industrial union, vertical union
    a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
    craft union
    a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
    company union
    a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
    I.W.W., IWW, Industrial Workers of the World
    a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
    Teamsters Union
    an industrial union of truck drivers and chauffeurs and warehouse workers
    United Mine Workers, United Mine Workers of America
    an industrial union of mine workers in North America
    type of:
    organisation, organization
    a group of people who work together
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