from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as trade-union. See etymology of trade-union.


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  • Every broken strike in recent years, every legally plundered trades-union treasury, every closed shop made into an open shop, has driven the members of the working-class directly hurt over to socialism by hundreds and thousands.


  • The corporation and the trades-union have forgotten that they are the creatures of the state.

    Markets and Morals

  • But another element in the trades-union situation must be reckoned with if trades-unionism is to be saved.

    Farm Ownership Linked With Trades Unions

  • In a constituency which had much casual and no trades-union labour to speak of, the meeting would be one of those which enabled the intellectuals of the Party to get it ‘off their chests.’

    The White Monkey

  • Besides, Rosalind Wells was in Leeds talking to trades-union organisers for the Fabian Society.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • When the overseer came through the room, no exultant look nor envious glance suggested anything unusual, for this band of "rag-pickers" had its honor, which it held to as closely as the most compact trades-union in the land.

    Harper's Young People, February 24, 1880 An Illustrated Weekly

  • With the view to masking their real object, they took advantage of the fact that the square and compass, the plumbline, etc., were symbols of speculative masonry in the temple form of Astral worship, they publicly claimed to be only a trades-union for the prosecution of the arts of architecture and operative masonry; but, among themselves, were known as Free and Accepted Masons or Freemasons.

    Astral Worship

  • On the other hand, the journalists who take the labor side of the question, the trades-union leaders, and a large number of the workmen themselves, hold that we have little or nothing to fear from our foreign rivals; that the depression, like those atmospheric ones of which our American cousins are constantly warning us, will pass away, and leave us with better times to follow.

    Scientific American, Volume 40, No. 13, March 29, 1879 A Weekly Journal of Practical Information, Art, Science, Mechanics, Chemistry, and Manufactures

  • This Association -- now four years old -- is not a common trades-union, nor any impotent combination to resist the law of supply and demand.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 22, August, 1859

  • During the debate at the congress, I gave warning that the resolution on trades - unions adopted by the majority would not live until the next congress, because the new economic orientation would demand a complete revision of the trades-union strategy.

    My Life


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