union·​ized | \ ˈyün-yə-ˌnīzd How to pronounce unionized (audio) \

Definition of unionized

: characterized by the presence of labor unions

Examples of unionized in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many bus drivers, security guards and cafeteria workers are unionized. Chase Difeliciantonio, SFChronicle.com, "Tech unions in Silicon Valley have been rare. Here’s why that’s changing," 10 Jan. 2021 The bill clarifies that MES employees, who are not currently unionized, may organize with a union and seek a labor contract. Pamela Wood, baltimoresun.com, "State lawmakers seek to reform Maryland Environmental Service after revelations of lavish spending," 30 Dec. 2020 Because of the hit to the business from the prolonged grounding of the 737 Max in 2019, Boeing gave no bonuses last February to its management, executives and unionized engineers and white-collar workers. Dominic Gates, chicagotribune.com, "Boeing saves cash by giving 82,000 workers stock, not pay raises," 17 Dec. 2020 There are no unionized Amazon warehouses in the United States. David Sher, al, "The eyes of the world are on Alabama," 13 Dec. 2020 Southwest has asked the 12 unions representing the 83% of its employees who are unionized for approximately 10% pay cuts to avoid furloughs. Pete Muntean And Gregory Wallace, CNN, "Southwest warns 6,800 employees of impending layoffs, a first for the airline," 3 Dec. 2020 On June 6, 2019, Twitter was abuzz with the story of a unionized walkout of employees of progressive online conglomerate Vox Media. The Editors, National Review, "The NLRB’s Humorless Insensibility," 2 Dec. 2020 Good, secure, unionized muscle jobs would come back. Fintan O’toole, The New York Review of Books, "Democracy’s Afterlife," 10 Nov. 2020 The jobs that exist pay poorly, even in many of the unionized industries. Nikil Saval, The New Republic, "The Future of the Democratic Party Is in Pennsylvania," 26 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unionized

1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Unionized.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unionized. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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