From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunionu‧nion /ˈjuːnjən/ ●●○ S3 W3 noun 1 [countable] (also trade union British English, labor union American English)BELBEL an organization formed by workers to protect their rightsunion of the National Union of Teachers Are you planning to join the union? union memberssee thesaurus at organization2 [countable] used in the names of some clubs or organizations the British Golf Union3 [singular] formalUNITE the act of joining two or more things together, or the state of being joined togetherunion of The artist’s work shows the perfect union of craftsmanship and imagination.union with Some militants favour independence for Kashmir or union with Pakistan.4 PG[singular] a group of countries or states with the same central government the former Soviet Union5 the Union6 [countable, uncountable] formalSSFMARRY marriage7 [countable, uncountable] formal the activity of having sex, or an occasion when this happens
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unionunion membersAmong the most controversial options being considered is whether to form a union with the Roman Catholic Church.the National Farmers' UnionYucatan, although not completely pacified, had been reincorporated into the federal union in July.The President could not rely on the support of the labor unions.the National Union of Mineworkers.The largest teachers' union supports the education reforms.Strategically, it was a victory for the union forces of the North.Some workers refused to join the union.Alaska and Hawaii both joined the union in 1959.They certainly lose a degree of security, and for that reason their unions often oppose any threat to their monopoly status.The Labour party and trade unions say farmworkers need to be protected and need to be treated as a special case.She tried to get into the matter of trade unions.union membersClearly trade creation experienced by union members on the import side results in an equivalent rise in exports of other union members.Once people become unemployed, even if they were always good union members, they are out of the labor movement.I turn now to the rights of individual union members.In this country they are probably two-thirds of our union members.She said the union members like the new system very much.A few employees will return to work this week while the agreement goes to union members for ratification.Once more, here, certain trade union members have been disappointed with the Commissioner's ineffectual response to their complaints.The Government wants to legalise payment of higher salaries to non-trade union members.union witha mystical union with GodSome militants favor independence for Kashmir or union with Pakistan.
From King Business Dictionaryunionu‧nion /ˈjuːnjən/ noun1[countable] an organization formed by workers to protect their rightsIf you decide to join the union you are encouraged to play an active part and to ensure your views are represented.a union agreement (=an agreement between a union and management about wages, conditions etc) company union craft union credit union general union trade union2[countable] a group of countries with the same central governmentthe former Soviet Union3[uncountable] the act of joining two or more things together or the state of being joined togetherThe countries of the EU are in a process of ever closer economic and political union.unionist noun [countable]unionist leadersOrigin union (1400-1500) Old French Late Latin unio, from Latin unus one