trades union

an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer

you have to join the union in order to get a job

Syn: ↑union, ↑labor union, ↑trade union, ↑brotherhood
Derivationally related forms: ↑trade unionist (for: ↑trade union), ↑unionize (for: ↑union)
Hypernyms: ↑organization, ↑organisation
Part Holonyms: ↑labor movement, ↑trade union movement, ↑labor

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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