nonunion

adjective

non·​union ˌnän-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce nonunion (audio)
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 Part of that success from the strikes against the Ford Motor Co., GM and Stellantis, owner of Jeep, Ram, Chrysler, Dodge and Fiat, helped invigorate an organizing push across the many nonunion auto plants in the United States. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2024 The outcome will determine whether the board majority will be more or less supportive of charters, which are privately managed, mostly nonunion public schools. James Rainey, Los Angeles Times, 5 Mar. 2024 Successfully negotiating union contracts at the company, an iconic brand in a largely nonunion industry that under Schultz had become a poster child for resisting organizing, could help galvanize many more campaigns. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 29 Feb. 2024 The candidates can also offer nonunion workers an equal opportunity to participate in federal advisory committees, such as the Labor Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy, currently composed exclusively of union leaders advocating for their members’ interests. Desirée Leclercq, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 The utility offered buyouts to 4,900 nonunion employees in May, and it was reported that about 400 employees accepted the offer. Detroit Free Press, 10 Jan. 2024 New members could flip the board’s ideology — from one that wants to rein in charter schools to one that supports these independent and mostly nonunion public schools. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2024 In a world of scarce resources and priorities, however, nonunion workers bear the costs of current industrial and trade policies. Desirée Leclercq, Fortune, 28 Feb. 2024 After union members ratified contracts, Honda, Toyota, Hyundai and Tesla announced pay raises for their nonunion U.S. workers. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, 29 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonunion was in 1863

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Cite this Entry

“Nonunion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonunion. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

nonunion

adjective
non·​union (ˈ)nän-ˈyün-yən How to pronounce nonunion (audio)
1
: not belonging to a trade union
nonunion carpenters
2
: not recognizing or favoring trade unions or their members
nonunion employers

Medical Definition

nonunion

noun
non·​union -ˈyün-yən How to pronounce nonunion (audio)
: failure of the fragments of a broken bone to knit together

Legal Definition

nonunion

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