union·​ized | \ ˈyün-yə-ˌnīzd \

Definition of unionized

: characterized by the presence of labor unions

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But in the private sector, six percent of employees are unionized. Eric Johnson, Recode, "American capitalism broke in the 1980s. Can it be fixed?," 7 Nov. 2018 Voters will also weigh in on a ballot measure that will determine whether Missouri becomes a right-to-work state, meaning that workers would no longer have to join a union or pay fees if their workplace is unionized. Maggie Astor, The Seattle Times, "5 states are voting today. Here’s what to watch.," 7 Aug. 2018 That committee is typically comprised of a group of unionized employees at the company who negotiate on behalf of their colleagues. Shirin Ghaffary, Recode, "As digital media companies brace for change, unions try to cushion the blow," 26 Dec. 2018 The company's workforce, recently unionized, is expected to grow to 1,200 in the near future. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Are diesel’s days numbered? A view from a trip to BYD’s electric bus factory," 14 Aug. 2018 And some groups focused on the national gap have argued that unions are another way to help black women, pointing to data showing that unionized black women face a smaller pay gap. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "Today is Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Here’s what you should know about the gap.," 7 Aug. 2018 The logistics centers are not unionized in the American sense of the word that a majority of their workers have voted to join a union and to have the union represent them. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, "During Amazon Prime Day, Spanish union calls for strike," 13 July 2018 More than one-third of public employees are unionized, compared with just 6.5% of those in the private sector, according to a January report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jess Bravin, WSJ, "Supreme Court Deals Blow to Public-Sector Unions," 27 June 2018 But many hotels are not unionized, so the goal is to put the mandate in legislation, said Rachel Gumpert, spokeswoman for the national organization. Alexia Elejalde-ruiz, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago hotels roll out panic button systems to protect housekeepers from sexual harassment," 7 June 2018

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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