union·​i·​za·​tion ˌyün-yə-nə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce unionization (audio)
: the quality or state of being unionized
: the action of unionizing

Examples of unionization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scandal led to unionization efforts at some branches as employees protested how managers pushed unreasonable sales goals. Ken Sweet, Fortune, 16 Feb. 2024 But Starbucks’ response to unionization efforts in Buffalo and beyond has come under scrutiny, with employees across the country filing unfair labor practice complaints with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). James Farrell, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Following a vote in favor of unionization, the company will be required under federal labor laws to meet with Equity’s representatives at the bargaining table and negotiate a contract. Todd Spangler, Variety, 13 Feb. 2024 Noble 33 contends that its contract with Hotel Figueroa stipulates that the unionization of food and beverage employees would trigger a kill clause between both parties. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 5 Feb. 2024 This tendency manifests itself as proposals for tariffs, industrial policy, and stronger unionization. Dominic Pino, National Review, 3 Feb. 2024 Of the many narratives that were sparked by the Writers Guild of America and SAG-AFTRA strikes this year, one idea briefly lit up headlines over the summer: Could the reality TV industry take a step closer to unionization? Toni-Ann Lagana, The Hollywood Reporter, 27 Dec. 2023 The unionization rate for 2023 declined to a record low of 10 percent. Nr Editors, National Review, 26 Jan. 2024 Fortune spoke with several experts in human resources and internal communications on best practices for companies reacting to employee interest in unionization. Paige McGlauflin, Fortune, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1892, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of unionization was in 1892

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“Unionization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unionization. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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