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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Enterprise unions in the same industrial sectors form industrial unions (sangyobetsu rodo kumiai), which span across companies (Fujimura 2012, 6-7).
Legal recognition of workers' right to collective bargaining in Ontario in 1943, and across Canada a year later, did nothing to mitigate the profound distrust of industrial unions to which Keogh had given expression.
From the 1930s through the 1980s, the United Steelworkers (USW) and its sister industrial union, the United Auto Workers, were the heart of organized labor in America.
Lewis and President Franklin Roosevelt enjoyed a close relationship and that the president and the federal government were committed to protecting industrial unions. (30) Early in the song, Jones sings that, when Roosevelt took office in 1933, he told Lewis,</p>
Such change is very unlikely to include a big recovery in the extent of unionism in the economy toward the level that prevailed during the 1950s, when industrial unions were flourishing.
Thousands of workers in all kinds of occupations--garment workers and office workers alike--organized industrial unions. On a national scale, there were deep flaws in the New Deal, especially in its racial and gender politics.
And last night, Alan Grey, leader of the non industrial unions at Faslane, warned that strike action could be the only option left.
Industrial unions have been known to lobby as hard as industry flacks during annual State Department reviews of arms-export policy.
The existence of competing types of social work in settlement houses, industrial unions, and hospitals between 1890 and 1920, the contested definitions of "professional," and the attempts to recast social workers' public images revealed the politics of identity and middle-class formation at work.
I agree with him that high turnover in a company's work force can become, in many circumstances, a barrier to entry because, as he suggests, the workers to be organized are "something of a moving target." But I would argue this is more true of the older industrial unions that patiently worked to organize a company over an extended period.
The Ministry of Defence industrial unions warned that MoD proposals to privatise Trident maintenance work at the Faslane naval base could lead to massive job losses.
Industrial unions were not overly happy about the results and stated they would do whatever they could to protect the rights of workers.
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