Definition of unionize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈyo͞onyəˌnīz/


Become or cause to become members of a labor union.
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.
organize, unite;
join forces, band together, gang up



Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onyənəˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /ˌyo͞onyəˌnīˈzāSH(ə)n/
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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Syllabification: un·ion·ize

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