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industrial union

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A labor union to which all the workers of a particular industry can belong regardless of their occupation or trade.

industrial union

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a labour organization in which all workers in a given industry are eligible for membership. Compare craft union
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Noun1.industrial union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craftindustrial union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
labor union, trade union, trades union, union, brotherhood - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
Teamsters Union - an industrial union of truck drivers and chauffeurs and warehouse workers
United Mine Workers, United Mine Workers of America - an industrial union of mine workers in North America
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Silk Stockings and Socialism has much to recommend to labour and working-class historians and to women's historians with its skillful weaving of the interrelationship of human rights, women's rights, and industrial unionism and the importance of a community-based approach in teasing out the threads of worker's activism, most notably among women in the 1920s and 1930s.
A Social History of Industrial Unionism in Meatpacking, 1930-1990 (1997) and Putting Meat on the American Table: Taste, Technology, Transformation (2005).
By contrast, Roosevelt's Republican challenger Wendell Willkie emerged as an "interloper who challenged the party's resistance to advanced thought in foreign affairs and domestic issues" by pressing for civil rights, acceptance of industrial unionism, and the advent of an internationalist peacekeeping role for the United States.
Michel Beaulieu's main achievement with Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900-35 is to bring a neglected region into the history of pre-World War II Canadian socialism, communism, and industrial unionism.
This organization drive failed, he contends, but it set the precedent for interracial industrial unionism across the South (63-66, 103-107).
The craft unionism of the railroad industry, as differentiated from the industrial unionism of the manufacturing industry, is one of the most important variables in the railroad industry's collective bargaining structure (Carrell, 2013).
This campaign was especially aimed at the region's immigrant population, who were associated with radical industrial unionism.
IN DECEMBER OF LAST YEAR, the American state of Michigan--the birthplace of the UAW and the sit-down strikes of the 1930s that ushered in industrial unionism in North America--became the 24th state to pass a right-to-work law.
I would have liked a little more reflection on the extent to which state ownership gave the local union leverage, and more of a trans-Tasman perspective, for before World War I unionists from New Zealand, often natives of Victoria, frequently visited to preach revolutionary industrial unionism.
Ultimately what we are seeing here is the crisis of the organisational model of industrial unionism as developed in South Africa; labour has not yet been able to come up with a model that circumvents the flexibility in the labour market that has had such a destructive effect on both union membership and on job security in South Africa.
Beginning with the earliest labor cases that marked labor organization as criminal conspiracy, essays address key topics in American labor history including the Lowell Mills actions, industrial unionism and the Pullman Strike, the IWW and western radicalism, unions and the unemployed, sit-down strikes, public worker organization, immigrant labor and outsourcing and current, Koch brothers directed anti-union legislation and responses from organized labor.

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