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decertify Line breaks: de|cer¦tify
Pronunciation: /diːˈsəːtɪfʌɪ/

Definition of decertify in English:

verb (decertifies, decertifying, decertified)

[with object]
Remove a certificate or certification from: the FAA immediately decertified it because it reported false microbursts
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  • The striking journalists were faced with a tough choice: Option A - decertify the union and take a generous buyout package of four weeks pay for every year of service with a minimum 13 weeks and a maximum of 68 weeks.
  • At that hotel, the former management hired a firm to campaign against the hotel's existing union, and it won a 1997 election, by a vote of 120 to 109, to decertify the union.
  • If they can get rid of enough of the employees who were there during the organizing effort, they can decertify the union.


Example sentences
  • Last month's coverage of the closure of the Irving-owned Saint John shipyard and the decertification of five unions reveals examples of this classic response.
  • Ohio State University law professor Dan Tokaji represented the plaintiffs in Common Cause v. Jones, the case that led to California's decertification of punch cards by 2004.
  • The threat of decertification (which allows the United States to freeze aid to countries not complying with drug collaboration policies) has been a major influencing factor.
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