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craft union

n.
A labor union limited in membership to workers engaged in the same craft.
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craft union

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a labour organization membership of which is restricted to workers in a specified trade or craft. Compare industrial union
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craft′ un`ion


n.
a labor union of people in the same craft.
[1920–25]
craft′ un`ionist, n.
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Noun1.craft union - a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular 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"
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craft union

nHandwerkergewerkschaft f
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She uses oral histories, trade union records, the labour press, and studies conducted by social scientists in the 1930s to paint a rich picture of the community networks of support and traditions of resistance and radical craft unionism that emerged in Kensington.
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).
Workers organizing reflects the structure of capitalism at a particular historical period and is reflected in the 1890s AFL craft unionism and the 1930s CIO industrial workforce.
A few years later, the unskilled workers' erstwhile leader, anarchist Joseph Barondess, facing numerous legal charges, himself capitulated to Gompers and became a faithful servant of craft unionism. In short, the atmosphere of repression and intimidation prompted some toward the safe way out.
During the first year of the downturn, Eugene Debs abandoned his career as a representative of narrow and exclusive craft unionism among the railroad brotherhoods.
Western trade unionists were critical of the cautious and conservative craft unionism of central Canada: in favour of an industrial form of unionism.
I might counter that labor market theory tells us more than gender about the exclusionary principles of craft unionism. Eric Arnesen's contribution, one of the finest essays in the collection, explores how labor scarcity during World War I and a protective national government generated militancy and self-organization among African-American railroad workers, long the victims of racism by white fellow workers and employers.
Craft unionism, with roots in the early industrial system, was the dominant form of labor organization.
Craft unionism in the Works and Liberalism and nonconformity in the town gave workers a value system which led them to criticize the Company and its heavy-handed "paternalistic" policies.
In urging historians to be more active in making our case publicly, I am calling for a kind of craft unionism for historians - a more self-conscious effort to defend our craft.
And they have clung to craft unionism instead of quickening the pace of their own mergers and alliances.