a TRADE UNION which is in effect run by the management of a company and which is intended to defuse employee grievances or wage demands. As such it cannot be considered to be a genuine union, and would therefore find it difficult to secure a certificate of independence from the CERTIFICATION OFFICER, and hence would be denied the benefits unions usually obtain as FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. See STAFF ASSOCIATION.
The first, credited to Pierre Bietry, director of the French National Federation of Yellow Unions, refers to the color of the paper with which "yellows" replaced windows broken by "red" unions in the town hall of Montceau-les-Mines so they could hold a meeting.
The first regards the so-called yellow unions, which are the unions that were created by employers due to the small number of members needed to create a union and which don't serve the interests of the workers, but the interests of the employers," said Fakontis.