unionize

verb union·ize \ ˈyün-yə-ˌnīz \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of unionize

unionized; unionizing
: to organize into a labor union
: to form or join a labor union

unionizable

play \ˈyün-yə-ˌnī-zə-bəl\ adjective
    • unionizable employees

Examples of unionize in a Sentence

  1. Workers are fighting for the right to unionize.

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First Known Use of unionize

1872

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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UNIONIZE Defined for English Language Learners

unionize

Definition of unionize for English Language Learners

  • : to form or join a labor union

  • : to help (people) form or join a labor union


Law Dictionary

unionize

verb union·ize \ ˈyü-nyə-ˌnīz \

legal Definition of unionize

unionized; unionizing
: to organize into a labor union
  • to prevent them from unionizing the employees
; also : to establish a labor union in
  • a unionized shop
: to form or join a labor union

unionization

play \ˌyü-nyə-nə-ˈzā-shən\ noun


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