nonunion

adjective
non·​union | \ ˌnän-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce nonunion (audio) \

Definition of nonunion

1 : not belonging to or connected with a trade union nonunion carpenters
2 : not recognizing or favoring trade unions or their members
3 : not produced or worked on by members of a trade union nonunion lettuce

Examples of nonunion in a Sentence

They are cutting costs by using nonunion labor. It's a nonunion construction firm.
Recent Examples on the Web Amazon points to benefits that nonunion warehouses don’t always offer, such as health insurance from the first day of employment. Margot Roosevelt, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2021 In a letter to the governor in May, leaders of the Managerial and Exempt Employees United, an association of nonunion managers, requested a 5% retroactive salary increase as well as a 3.5% increase each of the next two years. Alex Putterman, courant.com, 15 July 2021 Wiedefeld said the policy also applies to nonunion workers and contractors. Washington Post, 17 Aug. 2021 But when his son was in high school, the restaurant shifted to using nonunion labor and the elder Padilla lost his health benefits. Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 9 Aug. 2021 The union has said thatMarathon's earlier contract offers would cost it more than 40 jobs, withTeamstersworkers being replaced by employees of nonunion contractors. Mike Hughlett, Star Tribune, 1 July 2021 To be more competitive with nonunion employers, the contract offers tradespeople only $18 an hour in benefits, roughly half the usual amount, and a wage of slightly under $30 an hour. New York Times, 16 July 2021 But even industries where work can't be moved abroad — like warehousing, trucking and retail — have seen steady erosion in unions and the rise of nonunion employers. Star Tribune, 18 Apr. 2021 But even industries where work can’t be moved abroad — like warehousing, trucking and retail — have seen steady erosion in unions and the rise of nonunion employers. al, 16 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of nonunion

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of nonunion was in 1863

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3 Sep 2021

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“Nonunion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonunion. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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More Definitions for nonunion

nonunion

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of nonunion

: not belonging to a labor union
: not accepting labor unions : not having employees who are members of a labor union

nonunion

noun
non·​union | \ -ˈyün-yən How to pronounce nonunion (audio) \

Medical Definition of nonunion

: failure of the fragments of a broken bone to knit together

nonunion

adjective
non·​union | \ ˌnän-ˈyü-nyən How to pronounce nonunion (audio) \

Legal Definition of nonunion

1 : not belonging to or connected with a labor union nonunion carpenters
2 : not recognizing or favoring labor unions or their members
3 : not produced or worked on by members of a labor union nonunion lettuce

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