trade union


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trade unionism noun
trade unionist noun

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By trading union halls for ivy walls, Erlich could eventually end up wielding a larger influence, and leave a bigger impact. Jon Chesto,, "Former union boss continues crusade at Harvard with new labor report," 25 June 2019 The idea of a four-day workweek is gaining steam in Europe, with trade unions, some academics and left-leaning politicians strongly advocating the change. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Econometer: Time for a four-day workweek?," 19 July 2019 Business associations, housewives, lawyers, church leaders, trade unions and even horse racing columnists have all vocally opposed the bill. Laignee Barron / Hong Kong, Time, "Why Hong Kong Protesters Aren't Calling It Quits After the Suspension of a Controversial Extradition Bill," 19 June 2019 The information could also be used to expose things like memberships of religious institutions, trade unions, or political parties, which could pose a risk to the rights and freedoms of bank customers. John Detrixhe, Quartz, "Dutch regulator says banks shouldn’t snoop on customer payments to churches, casinos, or sex clubs," 10 July 2019 The idea is favored by building-trade unions that say the proposal would share public subsidies with all workers. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Fresh Off Albany Wins, Progressives Set Goals on Future Legislation," 29 June 2019 In addition, Ford has been negotiating with local trade unions, which have more say over such restructuring measures than labor representatives in the U.S., about a number of plant closures. Mike Colias, WSJ, "Ford to Slash Jobs as Part of European Shake-Up," 27 June 2019 In September, Biden marched in Pittsburgh’s Labor Day parade, drawing shouts of encouragement from building trades union members to run for president. Marc Levy, The Seattle Times, "Surprise? Pennsylvania’s 2020 primary could be competitive," 25 Mar. 2019 This is why totalitarian governments reliably shut down or take over religious groups, trade unions, and other voluntary associations. Christopher Beha, Harper's magazine, "Winning the Peace," 10 May 2019

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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