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 What’s the impact of a minor-league baseball unionization vote? Ronald Blum, Chicago Tribune, 10 Sep. 2022 Early on, Biden, Sr., had represented management in a unionization vote, which failed. Adam Entous, The New Yorker, 15 Aug. 2022 At stake in the hearing is which Blizzard Albany workers will be able to participate in a unionization vote. Shannon Liao, Washington Post, 11 Aug. 2022 Earlier this month, Apple employees in Towson, Md., won the first unionization vote at any of the company’s retail stores. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 29 June 2022 The too-close-to-call unionization vote of baristas and shift supervisors at the Pace Boulevard Starbucks comes amid a national push to organize workers at the coffee chain, which began late last year. Brian Amaral, BostonGlobe.com, 14 June 2022 The unionization vote followed months of tensions between Raven and Activision Blizzard over recent layoffs and marked the latest effort by workers to agitate for improved workplace conditions at the troubled video game company. Rishi Iyengar, CNN, 13 June 2022 Amazon will appear before the National Labor Relations Board this week to present its objections to the Amazon Labor Union’s victory in a unionization vote at a Staten Island warehouse in April. Marie Solis, New York Times, 12 June 2022 Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island voted in favor of unionizing late last month, and the results of a unionization vote at another Staten Island facility is anticipated Monday. Nicholas Reimann, Forbes, 30 Apr. 2022 See More

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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 5 Oct. 2022.

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