Entry from US English dictionary
A union whose members all work in various capacities in a single industry.
- A fascist charade of ‘vertical unions’, which included both workers and bosses, made sure that discipline was maintained.
- For years, A.F.L. leaders had recognized in principle the need for vertical unions in mass-production industries.
- We must perfect the vertical union, before the horizontal union can be truly realized.
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Syllabification: ver·ti·cal un·ion
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