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industrial union

noun
1.
a labor union composed of workers in various trades and crafts within one industry.
Origin of industrial union
1920-1925
1920-25
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  • The industrial union type was adopted because it would make it possible to wage this class war under more favorable conditions.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • The industrial union, they say, is to be the administrative unit in the future industrial democracy.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • This was an industrial union, founded in 1869, embracing labor of all trades, and held together by a secret organization.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • The American Labor Union was very decidedly an industrial union—more, however, by anticipation than realization.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • Its only requisite and available might is its sound, class-conscious, properly-constructed industrial union.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
  • Soviet principles compared with industrial union principles, 241-242.

    The I.W.W. Paul Frederick Brissenden
British Dictionary definitions for industrial union

industrial union

noun
1.
a labour organization in which all workers in a given industry are eligible for membership Compare craft union
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