union card

noun

Definition of union card

1 : a card certifying personal membership in good standing in a labor union
2 : something that resembles a union card especially in being necessary for employment or in providing evidence of in-group status

Examples of union card in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The co-worker who finally tells the boss to take her lousy job and shove it; the immigrant who quietly risks deportation to sign a union card; the protester who, enraged at another police killing, throws a brick. John Patrick Leary, The New Republic, 26 Nov. 2021 For instance, workers in an office setting, at least pre-pandemic, might have learned about the union by running into a co-worker who could then give them a union card to sign. Eric D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press, 19 Oct. 2021 In a phone interview last week, Martínez says that musical not only got him his Equity union card but his green card. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, 23 Sep. 2021 The experience earned him his theater union card, and by extension, ultimately his role in Hamilton. Ruth Kinane, EW.com, 7 June 2021 Many wore masks, sometimes slipping off, as workers reached over one another to hand a foreman their union card to get selected onto a crew for the night. New York Times, 12 Dec. 2020 Fichtenbaum, a guitarist and singer since boyhood with a musicians’ union card, is a UC Health infectious-disease doctor treating coronavirus patients at the UC Medical Center. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 15 Oct. 2020 Fichtenbaum, a guitarist and singer since boyhood with a musicians' union card, is a UC Health infectious-disease doctor treating coronavirus patients at the UC Medical Center. Anne Saker, The Enquirer, 14 Oct. 2020 In the case of Nizza and Bouillon Marseille, two restaurants on Ninth Avenue under the same ownership, the dining spots are inviting theatrical performers with an Actors’ Equity union card to dine after 9 p.m. on an eat now-pay later basis. Charles Passy, WSJ, 14 Oct. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of union card

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Union card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20card. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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