non·​union·​ized ˌnän-ˈyün-yə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce nonunionized (audio)
: not unionized : not having or involving membership in a labor union
nonunionized workers
nonunionized jobs
: characterized by the absence of labor unions
nonunionized school districts

Examples of nonunionized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Their efforts paid off for both unionized and nonunionized workers, as companies like Eastman Kodak were compelled to provide generous compensation and benefits to their workers to prevent them from organizing. Matthew Desmond, New York Times, 9 Mar. 2023 With that, the industry’s dominant player was succeeded by a fleet of smaller manufacturers with nonunionized workforces. Wil Sands, WIRED, 9 Feb. 2023 What Experts Say, a MIT Sloan Management Review report examines the long-term effects of Starbucks’ wage increase for nonunionized employees. Sheryl Estrada, Fortune, 9 June 2022 The pause freed workers from their 80-hour weeks, giving the unionized, the nonunionized, and even the unpaid time to organize. Helen Shaw, Vulture, 2 Sep. 2021 The policy applied only to nonunionized and executive employees and none had used it during its brief lifespan, according to the mayor’s office. Emily Goodykoontz, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2021 Meanwhile, drivers for Uber and Lyft, who are nonunionized and work as independent contractors, rallied for more rights. NBC News, 9 Apr. 2020 A week after his election, his chief of staff, Tuckerman Babcock, sent a letter to nearly a thousand nonunionized state employees ordering their resignations. Dan Kaufman, The New Yorker, 5 Mar. 2020 Manufacturing jobs shed during the 2008 recession have largely been replaced with poorly paid, nonunionized service-sector jobs. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, 5 Sep. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of nonunionized was in 1893

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“Nonunionized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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