anti-union

adjective

an·​ti-union ˌan-tē-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce anti-union (audio)
ˌan-tī-
variants or less commonly antiunion
: opposed to or hostile toward labor unions
an anti-union environment
anti-union sentiment
anti-union policies

Examples of anti-union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is the Deep South, after all, where anti-union attitudes are enshrined in state constitutions. Stephan Bisaha, NPR, 6 May 2024 Michael Hiltzik: The UAW sends a lightning bolt into anti-union states with a huge victory at a VW plant. Ryan Fonseca, Los Angeles Times, 23 Apr. 2024 But union membership had shrunk to just 10 percent by 2022, largely thanks to a concerted anti-union strategy by much of the corporate sector, aided and abetted by a conservative, pro-business legal movement and the Republican Party. Sheri Berman, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 These anti-union ads are an attempt to combat the new legislation and blunt recent organizing wins. Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee, 15 Apr. 2024 Aggressively anti-union, McNerney sited a new 787 assembly line in nonunion South Carolina. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 10 Apr. 2024 These days, White wears an anti-union sticker on his shirt and carries extras to hand out to whoever wants one. Stephan Bisaha, NPR, 5 Apr. 2024 Though an agreement was reached, the conduct of PRO and MLS during negotiations, some of which were considered anti-union by the PSRA, left a sour taste. James Nalton, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 Labor advocates and Democrats circulated a 2015 post from X, previously called Twitter, in which Hawley celebrated the legislative passage of an anti-union bill that forbids mandatory union membership. Daniel Desrochers, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-union was in 1866

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“Anti-union.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-union. Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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