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labor union

noun

Simple Definition of labor union

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of labor union

  1. :  an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions

1866

First Known Use of labor union

1866


LABOR UNION Defined for Kids

labor union

noun

Definition of labor union for Students

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




Law Dictionary

labor union

noun

Legal Definition of labor union

  1. :  a labor organization usu. 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



Additional Notes on labor union

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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