craft union


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

Examples of craft union in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Under the agreement, building trades and craft unions will set local hiring goals of having San Diego County residents or veterans perform at least 80 percent of the work. Tammy Murga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Nov. 2023 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 20 Jun. 2024.

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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