labor union

noun

Definition of labor union

  1. :  an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions members of a labor union with job protection under a collective bargaining agreement with the employer — Seth Sandronsky

1849

First Known Use of labor union

1849


LABOR UNION Defined for English Language Learners

labor union

noun

Definition of labor union for English Language Learners

  • : an organization of workers formed to protect the rights and interests of its members


LABOR UNION Defined for Kids

labor union

noun

Definition of labor union for Students

  1. :  an organization of workers formed to help them get better pay and working conditions


Law Dictionary

labor union

noun

Legal Definition of labor union

  1. :  a labor organization usually consisting of workers of the same trade that is formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests (as through collective bargaining) in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions — see also craft union, bargaining unit

Additional Notes on labor union

Labor unions and employers are subject to the provisions of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA or Wagner Act), as amended by the Labor Management Relations (Taft-Hartley) Act and the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure (Landrum-Griffin) Act. The NLRA authorized the establishment of the National Labor Relations Board, the federal agency which administers the provisions of the Act.


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