company union


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company union

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) chiefly US and Canadian an unaffiliated union of workers usually restricted to a single business enterprise
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Noun1.company union - a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
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"
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In the Cuahtemoc Brewery, reasonable wages, good working conditions, hiring policies in which preference was given to family members of current workers, and benefits such as scholarships and pensions led to strong worker--loyalty and support for the company union.
But so close is the relationship between Butcher and City Hall that EAA leadership has labeled Local 347 ``a company union.
Writers who remained active in the SWG and refused to join the company union saw their names on a "gray list" and found it more difficult to get work.
Strikes in 1906 and 1911 led to small wage increases, but management refused to negotiate with labor unions, used strikebreakers, and formed a "yellow" company union (147-49).