trade union


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n trade union an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Trade union An organized combination among workmen for the purpose of maintaining their rights, privileges, and interests with respect to wages, hours of labor, customs, etc.
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  • Edward Heath
    Edward Heath
    “We are the trade union for pensioners and children, the trade union for the disabled and the sick... the trade union for the nation as a whole.”
  • Henry George
    Henry George
    “The methods by which a trade union can alone act, are necessarily destructive; its organization is necessarily tyrannical.”
  • George Bernard Shaw
    “What is virtue but the Trade Unionism of the married?”
  • Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
    “The history of all countries shows that the working class exclusively by its own effort is able to develop only trade-union consciousness.”


In literature:

And the firm that employed Ikey would lose three-fourths of its trade if the union boycotted it.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
It would have qualified them later to be Temperance fanatics or Trade Union demagogues.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2" by George Saintsbury
For what else is the meaning of our trades-unions?
"The Essays of "George Eliot" Complete" by George Eliot
We always recommend all workers to join the trade union of their trade.
"British Socialism" by J. Ellis Barker
He was one of the most influential trade-union leaders in the city.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
They instinctively have all the principles of a trade union about them.
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
The miners had departed to their claims with a punctuality that suggested Trades Union principles.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
The war wrecked her trade, bankrupted her finances and ended with the severance of her long union with Norway in 1814.
"Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark" by Jens Christian Aaberg
Trade Union League, 394.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
You know," he went on, "this Trade Union movement has got on to wrong lines altogether.
"Changing Winds" by St. John G. Ervine
Carpet-weaver by trade and belonged to the union.
"The Social Work of the Salvation Army" by Edwin Gifford Lamb
The trade-unions have not hit it either.
"Hope Mills" by Amanda M. Douglas
In repudiating all "politics" Bakounine was forced to adopt the tactics of the old English Trade Unions.
"Anarchism and Socialism" by George Plechanoff
All of this has been accomplished by trades-unionism, by organization.
"Industrial Conspiracies" by Clarence S. Darrow
The tasks of the United Trade Unions are similar to those of the Democratic Front, albeit on a more limited scale.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
Printed copies of the "Wages Lists" are issued by the trade unions.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 5" by Various
Shall we form a trade union and establish a piece rate?
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
The immediate effect of the Union was a serious diminution in the national trade and commerce.
"Allan Ramsay" by William Henry Oliphant Smeaton
You know Margaret was doing some work for the Women's Trade Union Movement: that's how she ran into me.
"Years of Plenty" by Ivor Brown
Have some of these questions taken up: Should Women Enter Trade Unions, or Is Organization Unnecessary?
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton

In news:

Trade union strikes cripple parts of India.
China's trade union takes up a new cause — workers.
Protesters from the communist- affiliated trade union PAME march outside the parliament during a rally in central Athens.
End Quote Congress of South African Trade Unions.
4 of the International Union of Painters & Allied Trades.
4 of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of America and Canada.
The International Trade Union Confederation (ITCU) condemned the bill earlier this week, calling it "extremely shocking".
At a news conference Wednesday, Building Trades unions weighed in on the Sedgwick County Commission District 2 and District 3 races.
Certainly the former Utah governor's positions on issues like cap and trade and civil unions trouble conservatives of both the economic and social variety.
The news of the day within MLS, however, was targeted at the Philadelphia Union who made another big trade to bolster their team after their woes in 2012.
European Union to Begin Trade Talks With Japan.
Trade Unions take a breakfast early in the morning outside of a more.
European Union foreign ministers say they have agreed to open free trade negotiations with Japan.
Trade unions and employers are making slow progress on a pact to overhaul.
The Sounders, according to a report from, have traded defender Jeff Parke to the Philadelphia Union.