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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Established in 1972, JAW is an industrial union formed of enterprise unions in the automobile industry.
(The CFL, of course, made no mention of foreign ownership.) Like the Niagara Institute, the CFL professed to favour collective bargaining, while its chief goal was to fight against industrial unions. (39)
My discussion of the growth of the industrial union movement in the early 1930s focuses on Birmingham and the role that African Americans played in its dramatic success.
If approved by members, the merger will create the largest industrial union in North America, with more than 850,000 active members in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.
GERMANY'S biggest industrial union has agreed to a 28-month pay freeze in a deal with car maker Volkswagen, receiving in return a guarantee that there will be no layoffs before 2011 ``We were able to reach a fair balance between the aim of securing jobs on one side and the company's interest in reducing costs, '' said chief union negotiator Hartmut Meine, after all-night talks.
The Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees was the only industrial union to back Edwards during the primary, and its president, Bruce Raynor, called picking Edwards as a running mate "a tremendous boon for the Southeastern textile industry and its workers."
But his early support for Kerry, coupled with the ill-fated endorsements of Dean by Service Employees Industrial Union chief Andy Stern and AFSCME's Gerald McIntee, may change that.
We are the country's multi industrial union. We have about 23,000 members in Coventry who will be getting ballot papers soon.
He led the initial organizing efforts through the Packinghouse Workers Industrial Union and the Stockyards Labor Council.
Some industrial union federations in sectors such as automobiles, shipbuilding/heavy machinery and private railways are planning to demand modest increases.
A woman, Mary Morton Kehew, was also involved; she was the long-time president of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, which offered women classes in dressmaking and housekeeping in addition to legal aid and a salesroom for their handicrafts.
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