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{adj: organized, organised, unionized, unionised} being a member of or formed into a labor union
"organized labor"
"unionized workers"
"a unionized shop"



{n: Hoffa, Jimmy Hoffa, James Riddle Hoffa} United States labor leader who was president of the Teamsters Union; he was jailed for trying to bribe a judge and later disappeared and is assumed to have been murdered (1913-1975)

{n: Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.} 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

{n: craft union} a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft

{n: featherbedding} the practice (usually by a labor union) of requiring an employer to hire more workers than are required

{n: industrial union, vertical union} a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft

{n: labor movement, trade union movement, labor} an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

{n: open shop} a company whose workers are hired without regard to their membership in a labor union

{n: organized labor} employees who are represented by a labor union

{n: organizer, organiser, labor organizer} someone who enlists workers to join a union

{n: perestroika} an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union; intended to increase automation and labor efficiency but it led eventually to the end of central planning in the Russian economy

{n: self-organization, self-organisation} organizing yourself (especially organizing your own labor union)

{n: sister} a female person who is a fellow member of a sorority or labor union or other group
"none of her sisters would betray her"

{n: takeaway} a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures

{n: union card} a card certifying membership in a labor union

{n: union representative} a representative for a labor union

{n: union, labor union, trade union, trades union, brotherhood} an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
"you have to join the union in order to get a job"

{n: yellow-dog contract} a labor contract (now illegal) whereby the employee agrees not to join a trade union


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