company union


: an unaffiliated labor union of the employees of a single firm
especially : one dominated by the employer

Examples of company union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under changes to Mexican labor law required under the USMCA, workers can now in theory vote out the old, pro-company union bosses. Dallas News, 3 Feb. 2022 Local catering company Union Joints carried out the initiative, which was funded by Eminem and the Marshall Mathers Foundation. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 24 Apr. 2020 The company union rewards employees with a broad menu of employee discounts plus funds for team leaders to offer employee recognition, branch outings and team building. azcentral, 7 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of company union was in 1917

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“Company union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Legal Definition

company union

: an unaffiliated labor union of the employees of a single company

Note: Historically, the company union was one formed or dominated by the company. Such unions have been long held to be illegal.

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