labor union


Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

labor union

n.
An organization of workers formed for the purpose of serving the members' interests with respect to wages and working conditions.

la′bor un`ion


n.
an organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers; trade union.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.labor union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employerlabor union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
industrial union, vertical union - a labor union that admits all workers in a given industry irrespective of their craft
craft union - a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft
company union - a union of workers for a single company; a union not affiliated with a larger union
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, IWW - a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
Translations
odbory
fagforening
ammattiyhdistys
sindikat
労働組合
노동조합
fackförening
สหภาพแรงงาน
công đoàn

labor union

(Am) nsindacato

labor union

نِقَابَةُ عُمَّال odbory fagforening Gewerkschaft συνδικάτο sindicato ammattiyhdistys syndicat sindikat sindacato 労働組合 노동조합 vakbond fagforening związek zawodowy sindicato профсоюз fackförening สหภาพแรงงาน sendika công đoàn 工会
References in periodicals archive ?
Article 23 does not say that a labor union has the right to force workers to join it.
KUWAIT, June 7 (KUNA) -- Finance Minister Anas Al-Saleh Saturday hoped the Public Institute for Social Security's (PISS) Labor Union would cancel their strike they intended to stage tomorrow, saying dialogue was the best mean to achieve mutual interest.
We have talked with the [mining] company, the labor union [of which workers in the mine are members] and [officials] of the personnel department [of the company].
The labor union office bearers and employees have expressed jubilation over announcement of bonus by CDA.
Labor union approval reached an all-time high of 75% in 1953 and 1957, remained above 60% through the end of the 1960s, and then dipped a bit during the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, and most of the 2000s.
The event was organized by Alba Labor Union in cooperation with the Bahrain National Guard and Alba's Executive Management.
ISLAMABAD -- WAPDA workers will observe protest day today (Wednesday) all over country on the call of labor union against prospective privatization of electricity supply companies.
The news was announced by the Interior Ministry Labor Union.
33 million yen per labor union member, down 323,000 yen from last year, while Chubu Electric Power Co.
Dedicated to keeping labor union members and their health care providers in the know, Access Alliance is focused on communicating the various health conditions that affect those populations.
A labor union of domestic flight pilots at two All Nippon Airways Co.
The Legislative Yuan passed a revision of Taiwan's Labor Union Law on June 1, setting in place a complete legal framework for the protection of worker rights on the island.