union card


: a card certifying personal membership in good standing in a labor union
: 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 effort is in its early stages, with organizers having only just begun circulating union cards to the cast members this week, according to Actors' Equity. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 13 Feb. 2024 The group hopes that USC’s film school will see the logic in their union drive, or at least be swayed by the number of the group that has signed union cards. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Nov. 2023 In his book, now available for purchase on Amazon, Knudsen details these encounters and more — including getting his union card thanks to Ben Stiller and winning $90,000 on a game show with help from Chuck Woolery. Jenelle Riley, Variety, 29 Nov. 2023 In the fall of 2022, organizers collected more than two thousand union cards, and, unlike in years past, Yale administrators and faculty mostly left the students alone. E. Tammy Kim, The New Yorker, 23 Oct. 2023 The future of the auto industry will have an outsized impact on Black America To unionize a workplace, labor organizers must get at least 30% of workers to sign union cards. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 12 Oct. 2023 That same month, Here Lies Love announced a rush ticket policy aimed at supporting labor union members, with $39 rush tickets available all day the day of the performance to those carrying a valid union card. Abbey White, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Oct. 2023 Activists must get at least 30 percent of workers to sign union cards and force a vote overseen by the National Labor Relations Board. Jack Ewing, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2023 According to the union, the staffers initially asked for voluntary recognition from management after a number signed union cards, a request that was denied. Katie Kilkenny, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 July 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of union card was in 1852

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“Union card.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/union%20card. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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