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

Example Sentences

They are cutting costs by using nonunion labor. It's a nonunion construction firm.
Recent Examples on the Web When the Southwest Businessmen’s Association tabled a boycott of nonunion goods, the Chicago Union Label League’s president set the retailers straight. Ron Grossman, Chicago Tribune, 20 Nov. 2022 Labor organizers threatened to protest when President Lyndon B. Johnson’s daughter Luci Baines Johnson, who had her 1966 reception at the White House, visited a dress shop with gowns made in a nonunion factory. Catherine Lucey, WSJ, 16 Nov. 2022 Charter schools are privately operated, mostly nonunion public schools that can share public campuses and are publicly funded. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, 9 Nov. 2022 This was the moment when for the first time the US census declared salaried, largely nonunion, white-collar workers outnumbered blue-collar industrial workers. Meg Jacobs, CNN, 30 Oct. 2022 Wages in the sector are typically low, with Labor Department data showing that median weekly wages nationwide are $607 for nonunion workers, and $725 for the small percentage of workers who represented by a union. Chris Isidore, CNN, 27 Sep. 2022 Federal labor regulators last week filed a complaint that accused Starbucks of illegally discriminating against unionized employees by refusing to provide increases in wages and benefits that the company offered to nonunion workers. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 2 Sep. 2022 Many warehouses like Cardinal’s and Ryder’s are nonunion sites with large temp workforces, where employees lack advocates in the event of abuses. Los Angeles Times, 22 Aug. 2022 The pay increases, which took effect August 1, hiked hourly rates for nonunion workers hired before May 2 to either $15 an hour or by 3%, whichever was highest. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 25 Aug. 2022 See More

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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 4 Dec. 2022.

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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