from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To organize into a labor union.
- transitive v. To cause to join a labor union.
- intransitive v. To organize or join a labor union.
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- v. To organize workers into a union.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To give the character of a union, and specifically of a trade-union, to; transform into, organize as, or incorporate in a (trade-) union; cause to join a (trade-) union.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. form or join a union
- v. recruit for a union or organize into a union
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The best way to kill any movement to unionize, is to treat your workers well.
Finally, although the right to unionize is constitutionally guaranteed, the interest in unionization also varies from region to region.
WalMart’s fear that a Democratic President would allow employees to unionize is just more confirmation that Democrats look out for the American people while Republicans protect corporate profits. — bam
What apparently has Walmart executives 'panties in a snit is the belief that if Obama becomes president it's more likely that its employees will unionize, which is something the notoriously stingy employer fears.
But I guess that is where the "unionize" thing comes in.
I am going to "unionize" your employees and they will then demand wages beyond what your meager profits are for the year.
When one works in an industry that is dangerous in nature, the need to unionize is even far greater.
"There has been a movement afoot in many instances fueled by the unions to force the subcontractors to be employees of the builders, because the next step is to unionize them," said Mr. Howard of the National Association of Homebuilders.
If they choose to delay in voting on and approving the candidates, he could make that part of the 2012 presidential-campaign argument that Republicans are blocking progress at an agency charged in part with protecting workers' rights to unionize.
The biggest remaining obstacle stems from a 2010 rule change by the National Mediation Board, which potentially makes it easier for airline workers to unionize.