Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A combination of workmen of the same trade or of several allied trades for the purpose of securing by united action the most favorable conditions as regards wages, hours of labor, etc., for its members, every member contributing a stated sum. to be used primarily for the support of those members who seek to enforce their demands by striking, and also as a benefit fund.
- adj. Attributive form of trade union, noun.
“Some Democrats say they are reluctant to back the Colombia deal without revisions that address reports of violence against trade-union organizers there.”
“Strongly supported by the Italian business lobby, Mr. Berlusconi's government entered a tug-of-war with trade-union leaders to alter labor laws, specifically a regulation that forces employers to compensate and hire back fired employees whenever the judiciary decides they should do so.”
“Coryton is still operating, but shipments of refined products have been halted, U.K. government and trade-union representatives said.”
“The deals have yet to be approved because congressional Democrats refuse to defy their trade-union supporters.”
“The petit bourgeois Social Democrat and the trade-union boss will never make a National Socialist, but the Communist always will.”
“The minister, a leader of one of Tunisia's few registered opposition parties, was considered close to the trade-union movement.”
“On May 10, South African President Jacob Zuma and other top ANC leaders averted a separate trade-union strike by assuring union leaders representing 250,000 workers that they would they would study union demands.”
“While trade-union power and an identifiable trade-union wage mark-up have largely been eliminated in the private sector, it remains entrenched in the public sector.”
“On the other side is Ed Miliband and the trade-union leaders who put him where he is.”
“The party had as its base a dwindling number of trade-union activists mainly interested in their own political perquisites, and an intellectual wing that fetishized a working class whose everyday lives and views they knew next to nothing about.”
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