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craft union UK US noun [C]
HR a trade union whose members are skilled workers who have the same skill: »

In the 1890s, many of America's craft unions came together to form the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

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  • craft union — craft unionist. a labor union composed only of people in the same craft. [1920 25] * * * ▪ labour        trade union combining workers who are engaged in a particular craft or skill but who may work for various employers and at various locations …   Universalium

  • craft union — n: a labor union with membership limited to workers in the same craft (as carpentry or plumbing) compare industrial union Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • craft union — n. a labor union to which only workers in a certain trade, craft, or occupation can belong: distinguished from INDUSTRIAL UNION …   English World dictionary

  • craft union — craft′ un ion n. bus gov a labor union of people in the same craft • Etymology: 1920–25 craft′ un ionist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • craft union — noun a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft • Hypernyms: ↑union, ↑labor union, ↑trade union, ↑trades union, ↑brotherhood …   Useful english dictionary

  • craft union — noun Date: 1922 a labor union with membership limited to workers of the same craft compare industrial union …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • craft union — /ˈkraft junjən/ (say krahft yoohnyuhn) noun a union with membership based on a craft or skill, or on a group of related crafts or skills. Compare industrial union …  

  • craft union — labor union for members of a specific craft (printing, carpentry, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • craft union — A labor union, the membership of which is confined to persons of a single craft or closely related crafts. 31 Am J Rev ed Lab § 13 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • craft union — See trade union …   Big dictionary of business and management

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