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 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 Meeting on lunch breaks at Eli’s Essentials, an upscale cafe nearby where a peanut butter and jelly sandwich costs $7.95 (most brought their own food), the workers gathered with a labor organizer and signed union cards. New York Times, "Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder," 22 July 2019 The union said Monday that more than 90% of eligible staffers have signed union cards, indicating their support for the union. Austen Hufford, WSJ, "New Yorker Magazine to Recognize Newly Formed Union," 9 July 2018 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

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First Known Use of union card

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Union card.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20card. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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