organized labor

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Organized Labor

a form of labor-management negotiation in which management opens with a generous offer that is subject to little or no bargaining.
a member of a political party or other group allied with the interests of labor.
the beliefs of bands of early 19th-century English workmen that attempted to prevent the use of labor-saving machinery by destroying it. Also Ludditism.Luddite, n.
the practices and policies of a labor union. — unionist, n., adj.
a system of permanent voluntary boards in English industries in which both management and workers settle matters of wages, hours, etc.
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Noun1.organized labor - employees who are represented by a labor union
labor, labour, proletariat, working class - a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages; "there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
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These two defeats had been very disastrous to organized labor.
These associations were practically middle- class affairs, and now, compelled by hard times and crashing markets, and aided by the great captains of industry, they gave organized labor an awful and decisive defeat.
appeals for assistance, for sanctions from the organized labor groups, requests for square news deals to the editors of newspapers, protests against the high-handed treatment of revolutionists by the United States courts), lay unmailed, awaiting postage.
About 60 percent of Americans think of organized labor in a positive light.
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway spoke with Bloomberg Television's David Westin on a range of topics -- including Trump's tax policy, Hillary Clinton's emails, income inequality and organized labor.
In his speech, he bragged about the state and organized labor arranging Project Labor Agreements, which sounds innocuous to most people.
Amplats officials say they are engaged in discussions with South Africa's Department of Mineral Resources, its Chamber of Mines and organized labor representatives to ensure safety for its employees across the platinum industry.
As negotiations again tick down to the 11th hour for another one of the New York construction industry's labor unions, experts are questioning the longer term prospects for organized labor in the city.
International labor organizations and organized labor in Latin America and the Caribbean; a history.
Several years ago, I spoke, on a panel where an audience member posed the rhetorical question, "Can any of you envision a robust progressive movement that doesn't have organized labor at the center of it?
The gains achieved by organized labor have become embedded not only in our factories and offices, but in the tradition and fabric of our country.
This powerful, unique partnership included the DMO, the arts community, hoteliers and organized labor.

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