Definition of labor union
: 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>
First Known Use of labor union
LABOR UNION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of labor union for Students
: an organization of workers formed to help them get better pay and working conditions
Legal Definition of labor union
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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