Definition of "labor union" [labor union]

  • An organization of wage earners formed for the purpose of serving the members' interests with respect to wages and working conditions. (noun)

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Use "labor union" in a sentence
  • "As Juliet Schor explains in The Overworked American, after World War II, political and economic leaders—economists, business executives, and even labor union representatives—chose the latter: to keep churning out the “goods,” keep working full time, keep up the frenzied pace of an ever-expanding economy.47"
  • "Other good sources of information for your Job Prospect-Cards: Chambers of Commerce, industrial development authorities their job is to bring new business into an area, and they sometimes can supply a list of these organizations, and local labor union representatives."
  • "The institute is administered by Local 839, a labor union representing writers, artists, craftspersons, and technicians involved in making animated cartoons."