business unionism

noun

Definition of business unionism

: the theory and practice of trade unionism especially associated with Samuel Gompers that is directed toward the attainment of practical limited material advantages (such as better wages, hours, and working conditions) through collective bargaining within the framework of capitalism rather than toward the achievement of extensive social changes or reforms

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“Business unionism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/business%20unionism. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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