ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-labor (audio)
variants or less commonly antilabor
: opposed to or hostile toward the interests and aims of labor organizations
anti-labor laws

Examples of anti-labor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Biden has nominated her to another term, but the Senate hasn’t yet acted — and recently, even with its narrow Democratic majority, has shown itself to be willing to take an anti-labor stance, such as when Big Business challenges nominees to the Department of Labor. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 2023 That would be a sad reason for Republicans to fumble their anti-labor strategy, but the fumble itself is still a fortunate outcome for anyone who cares about labor rights. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 30 Aug. 2023 Hollywood actor and longtime political activist Martin Sheen is set to become the face of the U.S. anti-labor trafficking movement. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Aug. 2023 The nationwide anti-labor hysteria that followed set the campaign back, but only temporarily. Fred Turner, New York Times, 12 Apr. 2023 In 2011, the state’s Supreme Court, overruling a lower court’s order, upheld Act 10, Walker’s signature anti-labor law, which all but eliminated collective-bargaining rights for public employees in Wisconsin. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 28 Mar. 2023 The bill fell short, which may explain the famously anti-labor Republican senators’ willingness to support it. Prem Thakker, The New Republic, 28 Feb. 2023 Su squeaked by on Senate confirmation last time, but since then anti-labor Democrats Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly, and Joe Manchin have gotten bolder in bucking their party. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-labor was in 1834

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“Anti-labor.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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