unionization UK US (UK also unionisation) /ˌjuːniənaɪˈzeɪʃən/ US  /juːnjənəˈzeɪʃən/ noun [U] HR, WORKPLACE
the process of forming a trade union, or organizing workers into a trade union: »

Leading senators are concerned that unionization of state workers could jeopardize their traditional 5% annual pay raise.

the degree to which workers in an organization, industry, etc. belong to a trade union: »

Confrontation sometimes arises between employee groups with differing levels of unionization.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • unionization — unionize (also unionise) ► VERB ▪ become or cause to become members of a trade union. DERIVATIVES unionization noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unionization — noun act of forming labor unions the issue underlying the strike was unionization • Syn: ↑unionisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑unionise (for: ↑unionisation), ↑unionize …   Useful english dictionary

  • unionization — noun Date: 1896 1. the quality or state of being unionized 2. the action of unionizing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unionization — See unionize. * * * …   Universalium

  • unionization — noun a) The act of forming a union. b) The opposite of ionization …   Wiktionary

  • unionization — un·ion·ization …   English syllables

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  • Graduate student unionization — Graduate student employee unionization refers to labor unions that represent students who are employed by their college or university to teach classes, conduct research and perform clerical duties. As of 2007 there are 28 graduate student… …   Wikipedia

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