labor-union

labor union

noun
an organization of wage earners or salaried employees for mutual aid and protection and for dealing collectively with employers; trade union.

Origin:
1865–70

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labor union definition


An organization of workers formed to promote collective bargaining with employers over wages, hours, fringe benefits, job security, and working conditions.

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