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 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 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, 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, 28 Aug. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of nonunionized

1893, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Nonunionized.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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