union·ized | \ ˈyün-yə-ˌnīzd \

Definition of unionized 

: characterized by the presence of labor unions

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Before Univision’s purchase, Gawker’s staff had unionized, and the staff publications at Fusion, The Onion, and other sites voted in favor of union representation in Nov. 2016. Glenn Fleishman, Fortune, "No Joke: The Onion Faces Layoffs by Univision, Says Report," 6 July 2018 Heavily unionized Hollywood is something of an anomaly, since union jobs only constitute about 6.5 percent of private sector jobs in all, much lower than the public sector figure of 34.4 percent. Jonathan Handel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hollywood Guilds Blast Supreme Court’s Anti-Union Decision," 28 June 2018 As the larger trucking industry has discovered over the past decade, using independent contractors rather than unionized drivers saves money, because so many expenses are borne by the drivers, rather than the company. Alana Semuels, The Atlantic, "I Delivered Packages for Amazon and It Was a Nightmare," 25 June 2018 Chicago is the second city in the United States, after Seattle, to enact a law requiring hotels to distribute panic buttons, though unionized hotels in New York City have had the requirement in their contracts since 2013. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago hotels roll out panic button systems to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment," 7 June 2018 Two state Democratic parties also recently unionized, as well as a handful of progressive advocacy groups. NBC News, "Democrats love unions. Just not for their own campaign workers.," 15 Apr. 2018 In any regards, Rahm put Rauner's wife, Diana, on his 2011 educational transition team, which helped pilot the conversion of unionized public schools into nonunion charters. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics / Race Phony feud: Don’t be fooled by the Twitter barbs between Rahm and Rauner over Dan Ryan protest," 9 July 2018 One example: Labor unions threatening to tie up construction projects with California Environmental Quality Act lawsuits unless developers agree to use unionized labor. Dan Walters, SFChronicle.com, "Genteel extortion cancels 3 California ballot measures," 3 July 2018 That has led to in-house tensions: The unionized staff of NEA Today, the union's newsletter, threatened to strike over stalled negotiations with the association. chicagotribune.com, "Unions brace for loss of members and fees in wake of Supreme Court ruling," 28 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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