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labor union

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Definition of labor union

: an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions members of a labor union with job protection under a collective bargaining agreement with the employer— Seth Sandronsky

Examples of labor union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Natural gas utilities and labor unions representing their workers have been united in their opposition to these laws. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Union rep apparently threatens coronavirus infections to stop clean energy rule," 6 May 2020 The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a labor union representing craftspeople in the entertainment industry, estimates 120,000 of its 150,000 members have lost work already. Lucas Shaw, Bloomberg.com, "Netflix Creates $100 Million Fund to Aid Hollywood Labor Force," 5 May 2020 JBS’s Greeley, Colorado, plant has seen two workers die from the virus, prompting the labor union representing 3,000 employees there to call for the facility’s closure. Alfred Miller, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky slaughterhouses are adapting to stay open and protect workers from coronavirus," 14 Apr. 2020 In recent days, labor unions representing health workers have filed a series of lawsuits against the government across Spain’s regions and in the Supreme Court, in an attempt to force improvements to authorities to improve provisions. Ciara Nugent, Time, "'It's Like Being a War Medic.' A Madrid Doctor Speaks Out About Grave Shortages in Protective Gear," 2 Apr. 2020 Gerdis heads the Atlanta Local 134 chapter of the International Association of Fire Fighters, a labor union representing firefighters such as Dwyer and defending their rights to fair wages, benefits and working conditions. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Firefighter ordered suspended without pay after trying to rescue an elderly woman from a fire," 12 Feb. 2020 April Verrett, president of SEIU Local 2015, California’s largest labor union representing about 400,000 home health care workers, said each local has its own process to engage members. Emily Glazer, WSJ, "Unions Gain Clout as Democrats Seek Primary Endorsements," 23 Jan. 2020 The heat’s already on Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot with three labor unions representing thousands of city workers banding together and setting an Oct. 17 possible strike date. Lisa Donovan, chicagotribune.com, "The Spin: U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger on Trump campaign snub, ‘it’s fine’," 4 Oct. 2019 Accidents occur almost daily but are rarely reported, said Sok In, president of a labor union representing construction workers. Shashank Bengalistaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Chinese money transformed a sleepy beach town in Cambodia. Then came disaster," 4 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of labor union

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Labor union.” waleadership.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, http://waleadership.com/dictionary/labor%20union. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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2020欧洲杯滚球labor union

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Financial Definition of labor union

What It Is

A labor union is an organization that advocates for workers' rights and benefits through collective bargaining.

How It Works

Labor unions represent workers in both the public and private sector. Individual labor unions represent workers in specific industries and function in an intermediary capacity between employers and employees. Unions negotiate directly with employers on employees' behalf with regard to compensation, conditions and working hours.

Workers employed by transportation, shipping and manufacturing companies typically maintain contracts with labor unions. The unions agree to engage employers in collective bargaining in return for union dues withheld from . The International Brotherhood of Teamsters and United Steel Workers are two prominent labor unions in the United States.

Why It Matters

Labor unions protect workers from exploitation and ensure fairness of pay as well as safe, reasonable working conditions. Many argue that labor unions have a distortive effect on the labor that results in decreased efficiency.

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labor union

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English Language Learners Definition of labor union

US : an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members

2020欧洲杯滚球labor union

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Kids Definition of labor union

: an organization of workers formed to help them get better pay and working conditions

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labor union

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Legal Definition of labor union

: a labor organization usually consisting of workers of the same trade that is formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests (as through collective bargaining) in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions — see also craft union, bargaining unit

Note: Labor unions and employers are subject to the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Wagner Act), as amended by the Labor Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure (Landrum-Griffin) Act. The NLRA authorized the establishment of the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency which administers the provisions of the Act.

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