[ UK /jˈuːni‍ən/ ]
[ US /ˈjunjən/ ]
NOUN
  1. a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    let C be the union of the sets A and B
  2. healing process involving the growing together of the edges of a wound or the growing together of broken bones
  3. the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts
    lightning produced an unusual union of the metals
  4. the act of pairing a male and female for reproductive purposes
    the mating of some species occurs only in the spring
    the casual couplings of adolescents
  5. the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce)
    God bless this union
    a long and happy marriage
  6. the act of making or becoming a single unit
    the union of opposing factions
    he looked forward to the unification of his family for the holidays
  7. the state of being joined or united or linked
    there is strength in union
  8. an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    you have to join the union in order to get a job
  9. a political unit formed from previously independent people or organizations
    the Soviet Union
  10. a device on a national flag emblematic of the union of two or more sovereignties (typically in the upper inner corner)
ADJECTIVE
  1. of trade unions
    the union movement
    union negotiations
    a union-shop clause in the contract
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How To Use union In A Sentence

  • Unions and managers are now referring to the stand-off as ‘class war in the classroom’.
  • An AFTRA statement confirmed the issues' importance, calling the 1% increase the union's "primary objective" in the bargaining. Jonathan Handel: AFTRA, Networks Reach New Three Year Deal
  • Locked into declining industries and a shrinking public sector, unions have become ineffective. Times, Sunday Times
  • Instinctively they turned their back on the farce staged by the trade unions.
  • Union officials privately acknowledge that Phoenix's achilles heel has always been the difficulties it would face raising the necessary finance.
  • He would never have gone to the Union while his wife was alive: she said it was "plebby. The Key to Rebecca
  • In July, the project came to a standstill for nine days when workers stopped to oppose the use of non-union contract labour on the site.
  • After that I felt that we, the workers, needed unity and I have been attempting to unionise the place.
  • The unions had almost no influence on the factory floor and were ineffective in collective bargaining.
  • The formal dissolution of the Soviet Union in December 1991 did not automatically change any of that for the better.
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