Vertical Union

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Vertical Union

A labor union representing all workers in a given industry in a geographic area, regardless of the company for which they work. For example, a horizontal union may represent all auto workers in Michigan. It is also called an industrial union.
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This system of democratic representation replaces the rigid uniformity of industrial unions with coordinated diversity, which could capture the interest and loyalty of the "associational," semi-professional workforce.
Sweeney was elected president of the AFL-CIO in 1995, over the opposition of the old industrial unions.
She argues that the major New Deal labor reforms didn't apply to occupations laden with African Americans, that even the most liberal industrial unions didn't help black labor much, and that African Americans didn't benefit substantially from new opportunities in defense work.
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The final phase began in 1937 with the emergence of the UAW and industrial unions.
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