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nonunion

Syllabification: non·un·ion
Pronunciation: /nänˈyo͞onyən
 
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Definition of nonunion in English:

adjective

1Not belonging or relating to a labor union: nonunion farm workers nonunion agreements
More example sentences
  • Management personnel and non-union workers are being used to keep the airport running.
  • Two thirds of these are reported to be on individual, non-union workplace agreements.
  • Wages rise under the pressure of union drives, especially among non-union workers.
1.1(Of a company) not having labor union members: a high proportion of newly established firms are nonunion
More example sentences
  • Today the nonunion company offers employees profit sharing as part of a full benefit package that also includes health, disability, and life insurance.
  • Still, he says, ‘I don't ever see this being a nonunion company.’
  • My husband makes over $20 an hour in his trade, but, as is common in Alberta, he's in a nonunion company.
1.2Not done or produced by members of a labor union: he sells nonunion doughnuts

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