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Other Words from trade union

trade unionism noun
trade unionist noun

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s a reflection of how organized labor – especially building and construction trade unions – are increasingly donating to Republicans as the GOP continues its dominance over all three branches of state government. Jeremy Pelzer, cleveland, "Gov. Mike DeWine’s campaign keeps raking in cash, including from labor unions," 31 Jan. 2020 Led by trade unions, notably those representing workers for the national rail company (SNCF) and the Paris metro, this new wave of protest is rebelling against the French president’s proposed pensions reform. Sylvain Cypel, The New York Review of Books, "Why Macron Refuses to Retire in France’s Pensions Battle," 17 Jan. 2020 The School Nutrition Association, a trade union of school food-service manufacturers and school food professionals, were in support of the easing of restrictions. Tara Edwards,, "The Trump Administration Moved To Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program On Her Birthday," 18 Jan. 2020 The Interior Ministry reported that some 806,000 people had taken part in demonstrations across France on December 5, the first day of action; the left-wing General Confederation of Labor (CGT) trade union federation put the count at 1.5 million. Sylvain Cypel, The New York Review of Books, "Why Macron Refuses to Retire in France’s Pensions Battle," 17 Jan. 2020 The oil and gas industry, alongside trade unions, have long called for a more streamlined process in obtaining authorization for major projects. Christopher Harress |, al, "Trump targets another environmental regulation; it could hurt Alabama, say experts," 11 Jan. 2020 Students and trade union group members gather for a demonstration in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Renewed disturbances in Chile; many line up for food," 21 Oct. 2019 Such a move is already backed by the UCU, a trade union for lecturers, and the Sutton Trust, an influential education charity. The Economist, "Labour plans a shake-up of English university admissions," 17 Aug. 2019 Despite a stereotype of its being a heavily unionized nation, France has one of the lowest levels of trade union membership density among OECD countries. Heather Connolly, Quartz, "Why France is on strike," 6 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of trade union

1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Trade union.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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