Definition of unionize in English:

unionize

Syllabification: un·ion·ize
Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onyəˌnīz
 
/

verb

  • Become or cause to become members of a labor union.
    More example sentences
    • In other business, the delegate assembly voted to encourage MLA members to unionize when possible and to support the unionizing efforts of other campus workers.
    • So why is the Mission opposing their workers’ attempts to unionize?
    • With the Supreme Court's 2002 Hoffman decision, undocumented immigrant laborers have no legal standing to sue for back pay when fired for attempting to unionize.
    Synonyms
    organize, unite; join forces, band together, gang up

Derivatives

unionization

Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onyəniˈzāSHən, -ˌnīˈzā-/
noun
More example sentences
  • In Section III, we examine the unionization, production control, and democracy struggles that were triggered by the crisis.
  • To measure unionization, respondents were asked if they were personally a member of a union or if there were any unionized employees within their workplace.
  • Second, trade, investment and tax policy must be changed to limit corporate mobility, and to block employers from shifting operations to avoid unionization.

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