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Industrial union   /ɪndˈəstriəl jˈunjən/   Listen
Industrial union

noun
1.
A labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft.  Synonym: vertical union.






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"Industrial union" Quotes from Famous Books



... Labor received the heaviest weight of disfavor. This was an industrial union, founded in 1869, embracing labor of all trades, and held together by a secret organization. Dismissal so often followed admitted membership in a union that secrecy was defensible, but secrecy mystified and frightened the public. The policy ...
— The New Nation • Frederic L. Paxson

... committee welcomes the cooperation of Miss Florence Jackson, a graduate of Smith and for some years a member of the Department of Chemistry at Wellesley, who is now at the head of the Appointment Bureau of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of Boston. Miss Jackson's practical knowledge of students, her wide acquaintance with vocational opportunities other than teaching, and her belief in the "value of the cultural course as a sound general foundation most valuable for providing the sense of proportion and ...
— The Story of Wellesley • Florence Converse



Words linked to "Industrial union" :   United Mine Workers of America, trade union, labor union, United Mine Workers, trades union, union, brotherhood, Teamsters Union



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