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

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Organizers say that of the 115 or so union-eligible employees, nearly 90 percent have signed union cards. Noreen Malone, Daily Intelligencer, "The New Yorker Staff Wants to Unionize," 6 June 2018 If successful, this legislation would allow workers to form a union just by getting a majority signed up on union cards, rather than requiring them to go through an extended election process that employers can often swing their way. Livia Gershon, Longreads, "Nurses, Unite!," 28 June 2018 Sharkey said there are 301 staffers who have not signed CTU union cards. Patrick M. O'connell, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago Teachers Union leader says its mission will continue, 'the Supreme Court be damned'," 27 June 2018 His father wasn’t a factory worker with a union card but a somewhat itinerant shoe store salesman who was an alcoholic. Peggy Noonan, WSJ, "Republicans Need Artists, Not Economists," 12 Apr. 2018 And then aid them as a network of graduates of that program to then get jobs, get their union cards, move into the industry, et cetera. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full video and transcript: 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch at Code 2018," 30 May 2018 Soon after graduating from ASU and earning his Actors’ Equity union card by booking professional productions at Phoenix Theatre, Cartell spent three years in Tokyo, working for Disney and meeting his now-wife, then moved to New York in May 2006. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "ASU alum Nick Cartell returns to Gammage as star of 'Les Miserables'," 15 May 2018 Then there’s the worry that this would set a precedent, allowing that future President Warren to codify, say, union card check. Kimberley A. Strassel, WSJ, "Use Nafta to Ease Regulation," 12 Apr. 2018 Democrats could have increased the penalties for violating labor law, enabled unions to circumvent the election process if a majority of workers signed union cards (a.k.a. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Democrats Paid a Huge Price For Letting Unions Die," 26 Jan. 2018

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1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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