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Definition of "nonunion" []

  • Not belonging to a labor union: nonunion plumbers. (adjective)
  • Not recognizing or dealing with a labor union or employing union members: a nonunion shop. (adjective)
  • The failure of a fractured bone to heal normally. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "nonunion" in a sentence
  • "This is why overall labor costs are lower in nonunion auto plants than in union auto plants."
  • "Plant workers blame Washington for higher gasoline prices, which hurt demand for automobiles; for spending money on Iraq that could be spent at home; and for failing, as they see it, to stop illegal immigrants from taking jobs in nonunion shops."
  • "The UAW is discussing a German-style works council for a nonunion Volkswagen plant in Tennessee."