Definition of unionize in English:

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unionize

Pronunciation: /ˈjuːnjənʌɪz/
/ˈjuːnɪənʌɪz/
(also unionise)

verb

Become or cause to become members of a trade union: [no object]: agricultural labourers were slow to unionize [with object]: there have been attempts to unionize the company’s workers
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.

Derivatives

unionization

Pronunciation: /juːnjənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/ /juːnɪənʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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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