company union


Definition of 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 Earlier this year, Holloway's The Haven Place was acquired by Heart of Darkness and Haeussner’s parent company Union Entertainment Group for series development, and is planning to start shooting in 2020, with its showrunner being finalized. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, "AFM: 'Arctic' Producer Takes Rights to 'Grey House' (Exclusive)," 8 Nov. 2019 An accident at a plant owned by U.S. company Union Carbide (which later merged with Dow Chemicals in 2001) released at least 30 tons of a highly toxic gas, as well as a number of other poisonous gases. Nyay Bhushan, The Hollywood Reporter, "HBO's 'Chernobyl' Strikes a Chord in India, Leads to Calls for Bhopal Disaster Drama," 7 June 2019 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, "Top Companies to Work for in Arizona 2018-Large Companies," 7 June 2018

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First Known Use of company union

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of company union was in 1917

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17 Nov 2019

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“Company union.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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Legal Definition of 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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