union·​i·​za·​tion | \ ˌyün-yə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce unionization (audio) \

Definition of unionization

1 : the quality or state of being unionized
2 : the action of unionizing

Examples of unionization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In April, Amazon defeated the biggest union push in the company’s history with Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama overwhelmingly voting against unionization. BostonGlobe.com, 20 July 2021 The New Yorker Union, which belongs to the NewsGuild of New York, formed three years ago during the recent wave of unionization in the U.S. media industry. Washington Post, 9 June 2021 Forbes joins the massive wave of unionization that has occurred throughout the media industry. Kerry Flynn, CNN, 18 May 2021 Last month, Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, penned an op-ed in support of unionization at Amazon as retribution for the Seattle company’s cultural liberalism. New York Times, 19 Apr. 2021 The International Brotherhood of Teamsters has voted to formalize a resolution to support, fund and supply resources to employees of Amazon in their unionization efforts. Washington Post, 25 June 2021 Union officials have sought various ways to organize employees—such as with strikes—aside from gaining representation through the National Labor Relations Board, which many times handles official unionization efforts. Sebastian Herrera, WSJ, 24 June 2021 In baseball, amid short careers and fears that teams would retaliate against organizers, unionization efforts have made little progress. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 22 June 2021 Agustin Ramirez, organizer with International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which is representing Dandelion workers’ unionization efforts, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 June 2021

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First Known Use of unionization

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Unionization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unionization. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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