trade union


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trade unionism noun
trade unionist noun

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The Trump administration says its tariffs are a response to China’s practices that stack the odds against American business—a perception that has festered for years in U.S. trade unions and more recently is taking hold in corporate suites. James T. Areddy, WSJ, "U.S.-China Trade Tensions on Display at Shanghai Expo," 7 Nov. 2018 Profound changes in political culture since the 1980s have helped, in particular the weakening of the once-powerful trade unions. The Economist, "Britain’s outsourcing model, copied around the world, is in trouble," 28 June 2018 On June 26, the Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert retweeted a message from the leader of an agricultural trade union. Rebecca Tan, Washington Post, "France’s butchers fear the wrath of ‘militant vegans’," 28 June 2018 On June 26, the Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert retweeted a message from the leader of an agricultural trade union. Rebecca Tan,, "France’s butchers fear the wrath of ‘militant vegans’," 28 June 2018 The son of a Congolese political refugee and his mother a trade union leader, Kompany spent his early career with Belgian club Anderlecht. Zahid Mahmood, CNN, "Vincent Kompany: 'Pele is the greatest player of all time'," 12 June 2018 Mr Rauner took to blaming Mr Madigan for the state’s abysmal finances and every other problem, accused him of having shady ties with trade unions and even called him a crook. The Economist, "Can’t touch thisFor how much longer will the Velvet Hammer rule Illinois?," 1 Mar. 2018 The head of the city’s building trades unions warned City Council that the tax on construction could scare businesses away, including Amazon. Ray Boyd,, "Philly's much anticipated outdoor spaces are here, Amazon will not pay construction tax if it picks Philadelphia | Morning Newsletter," 15 June 2018 As recently as 2007, trade unions and a large chunk of the party’s congressional wing were hostile to immigration reform. The Economist, "Fork in the roadShould the party move to the left or to the centre?," 12 July 2018

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1828, in the meaning defined above

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