trades union


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Noun1.trades union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employertrades union - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
organization, organisation - a group of people who work together
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
I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, IWW - a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I
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References in classic literature ?
Nowadays we hear a great deal about "trades unions." But in those far-off days such things were unknown.
Thereupon the workers begin to form combinations (Trades Unions) against the bourgeois; they club together in order to keep up the rate of wages; they found permanent associations in order to make provision beforehand for these occasional revolts.
How find a straight road of progress, you men of science, of industry, of cooperation, of trades unions, and all the rest?
There is a union finder page at www.worksmart.org.uk - a website of the Trades Union Congress and the TUC website itself is at www.tuc.org.uik
Paul Novak, general secretary for the Trades Union Congress, said: "Membership was hit hard by the antiunion laws from Conservative governments in the 1980s and 1990s.