union card


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 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, "‘Very High Risk’: Longshoremen Want Protection From the Virus So They Can Stay on the Job," 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, "Medical musicians, Ford’s Theatre, Cuomo’s book: News from around our 50 states," 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, "Music as medicine: UC Health caregivers offer online 'Quarantunes' concerts," 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, "Broadway Is Dark, but a Famed Theater District Restaurant Is Turning on the Lights," 14 Oct. 2020 Getting a certain percentage of workers to sign a union card is kind of like a Kickstarter project. Steven Levy, Wired, "Trump, Twitter, and the Failed Politics of Appeasement," 29 May 2020 The blue-collar Detroit brand, best known for its double-knee work pants and brick-thick jackets, has been adopted by celebrities like Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Pattinson and Jamie Foxx, who carry SAG cards rather than union cards. Jacob Gallagher, WSJ, "Why Daniel Day-Lewis, at 61, Was the Best-Dressed Man of 2018," 31 Dec. 2018 Hinds’ staff of three recently signed union cards to join Teamsters Local 17. Andrew Kenney, The Denver Post, "Denver councilman’s staff of 3 unionizes in small victory for Teamsters," 6 Aug. 2019 Well, here’s an idea: Let’s issue Lock a union card. Mark Kiszla, The Denver Post, "Kiszla: It’s time for Broncos to remove “Handle with Care” stickers from uniform of rookie QB Drew Lock," 25 July 2019

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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 22 Jan. 2021.

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