non·​union·​ized | \ ˌnän-ˈyün-yə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce nonunionized (audio) \

Definition of nonunionized

: 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 Meanwhile, drivers for Uber and Lyft, who are nonunionized and work as independent contractors, rallied for more rights. NBC News, "Target, Walmart workers and others plan 'sickout' protests over coronavirus safety," 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, "Why Alaskans Are Trying to Recall Their Governor," 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, "The Fall of the Meritocracy," 5 Sep. 2019 As mines shut down in recent decades, amid declining reserves and more stringent environmental regulations, they have been replaced with smaller, less labor-intensive operations that relied on nonunionized workers. Tim Craig, Washington Post, "In Trump country, a group of coal miners rebel over lost jobs, missed paychecks," 31 Aug. 2019 Especially for private, nonunionized workers, the U.S. largely allows companies and workers to figure out the terms and conditions of work on their own. Jeffrey Hirsch, The Conversation, "Worker-protection laws aren’t ready for an automated future," 28 Aug. 2019 Public charter schools, which are mostly nonunionized and growing rapidly in the city, don’t count in her estimation. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Teachers Unions Don’t Really Strike for ‘the Kids’," 22 Jan. 2019 Horizon ground-service agents are also one of the few nonunionized groups of tarmac workers at Sea-Tac. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Richard Russell was a jokester who complained about work, but Sea-Tac plane heist still baffles friends," 20 Aug. 2018 Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said 54% of private, nonunionized companies require arbitration today, up from 2% in 1992. David G. Savage,, "How the Supreme Court is invoking a 1925 law to restrict workers' rights today," 23 May 2018

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First Known Use of nonunionized

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonunionized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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