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An organization of workers formed for the purpose of serving the members' interests with respect to wages and working conditions.
an organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers; trade union.
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|Noun||1.||labor union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"|
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