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unionism

[yoon-yuh-niz-uh m] /ˈyun yəˌnɪz əm/
noun
1.
the principle of union, especially trade unionism.
2.
attachment to a union.
3.
(initial capital letter) loyalty to the federal union of the United States of America, especially at the time of the Civil War.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; union + -ism
Related forms
prounionism, noun
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Examples for unionism
  • Into a political movement or the development of industrial unionism.
  • The afl vigorously opposed dual unionism, and the formation of the wlu alarmed gompers.
British Dictionary definitions for unionism

unionism

/ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
the principles of trade unions
2.
adherence to the principles of trade unions
3.
the principle or theory of any union

Unionism

/ˈjuːnjəˌnɪzəm/
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) the principles or adherence to the principles of Unionists
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Encyclopedia Article for unionism

labour union

association and activities of workers in a trade or industry for the purpose of obtaining or assuring improvements in working conditions through their collective action

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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