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Noun: trade union
  1. An organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
    "you have to join the trade union in order to get a job";
    - union, labor union [US], trades union, brotherhood, labour union [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: trades union, trade unions

Type of: organisation [Brit], organization

Part of: labor [US], labor movement [US, Austral], labour [Brit, Cdn], labour movement [Brit, Cdn], trade union movement

Encyclopedia: Trade union