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v. un·ion·ized, un·ion·iz·ing, un·ion·iz·es
1. To organize into a labor union.
2. To cause to join a labor union.
To organize or join a labor union.

un′ion·i·za′tion (-yə-nĭ-zā′shən) n.
un′ion·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.unionization - act of forming labor unionsunionization - act of forming labor unions; "the issue underlying the strike was unionization"
establishment, constitution, formation, organisation, organization - the act of forming or establishing something; "the constitution of a PTA group last year"; "it was the establishment of his reputation"; "he still remembers the organization of the club"


n(gewerkschaftliche) Organisierung
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Since labor unions are a significant source of labor representation in the United States, we use the industry unionization rate (the percentage of total workers in an industry represented by unions under collective bargaining agreements) as a proxy for labor power.
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