Definition of vertical union in English:

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vertical union

Entry from US English dictionary


A union whose members all work in various capacities in a single industry.
Example sentences
  • 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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