trade union


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Other Words from trade union

trade unionism noun
trade unionist noun

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Recent Examples on the Web This, of course, is anathema to all the trade unions. Sylvain Cypel, The New York Review of Books, "Why Macron Refuses to Retire in France’s Pensions Battle," 17 Jan. 2020 McDonnell, a close ally of leader Jeremy Corbyn, called for the party to pull together just hours after Unison and Unite, its biggest trade union backers, took different sides in the party’s civil war over leaving the European Union. Jess Shankleman,, "U.K. Labour Pledges Cut to Working Week as Brexit Splits Deepen," 23 Sep. 2019 During the 1980s, angered by the regime’s education reforms, many high schoolers risked arrest to join university students, trade unions and other groups in protests against the right wing dictatorship. Ciara Nugent, Time, "Why Chile’s SATs Have Become the New Frontline of Inequality Protests," 23 Jan. 2020 The British Medical Association, the doctors’ trade union, has warned that the health service is facing its worst-ever winter crisis. The Economist, "The Tories want to be the party of the NHS. Will voters buy it?," 14 Nov. 2019 Four days around the world ICE is a pioneer in Ireland, but trade unions and other groups are pushing for employers in the country to trial the structure. Cassie Werber, Quartz at Work, "One passionate CEO on deciding to give her staff a day off every single week," 14 Oct. 2019 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

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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 31 Mar. 2020.

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