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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:
Adj.1.unionized - not converted into ions
2.unionized - being a member of or formed into a labor unionunionized - being a member of or formed into a labor union; "organized labor"; "unionized workers"; "a unionized shop"
union - of trade unions; "the union movement"; "union negotiations"; "a union-shop clause in the contract"
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Among the various combinations of work teams, group-based pay, and union status, unionized companies with work teams but no group-based pay appeared in 1989 to have achieved the highest level of performance - estimated at 35% higher than comparable nonunion firms without teams or group-based pay.
They could, if they wished, shy away not only from working in unionized labs but even from discussing or contemplating the prospect.
Specifically, three questions were asked: (1) Do unionized staff differ from non-unionized staff on demographic characteristics?
It is well-known in almost all macroeconomic textbooks that employment (output) will decrease as workers are successful in pushing unionized wages to a higher level.
Today, black workers tend to be more unionized than the work force as a whole.
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FOR ALMOST MY entire time in uniform I would never entertain the thought of a unionized Canadian military.
Unionized employees for PSEG Long Island, whose leaders recently reached a new 21-month deal, secured a second key concession along with increments starting 2015 : an extended no-layoff clause.
The company agreed to rehire 1,200 workers it had laid off in Choloma, Honduras after the workers had unionized, to reopen the closed factory as a unionized plant, and to respect workers' freedom of association rights in all company factories.
Staff said the formation of a union by a group associated with a church should not be seen as unusual since similar organizations like Kairos, an ecumenical peace and justice group of which the Anglican Church of Canada is a member, are themselves unionized.
Unite Here Local 11 is circulating petitions in an effort to persuade the company to remain neutral about the organizing drive, which they have described to workers as a first step to approaching the pay of the unionized Beverly Hills Hilton and a Hilton planned for construction near the Los Angeles Convention Center.
outlet in northern Quebec moved closer to becoming the company's only unionized store in North America after a provincial labor board granted employees a union certification last month.