craft union


: a labor union with membership limited to workers of the same craft compare industrial union

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The major entertainment unions issued a joint statement of solidarity with the International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees on Friday, as the craft union looks towards a strike authorization vote next week. Gene Maddaus, Variety, 24 Sep. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of craft union was in 1870

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“Craft union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition

craft union

: a labor union with membership limited to workers in the same craft (as carpentry or plumbing) compare industrial union

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