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American Civil Liberties Union an organization that works to defend and preserve the civil rights of citizens in the United States.
craft union a labor union whose members are workers in the same craft or trade.
credit union a cooperative financial association that provides its members with services such as checking or savings accounts and loans at low interest rates.
European Union an economic and political union of twenty-seven democratic countries formed from the European Economic Community in 1993. The union currently consists of the member states Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
horizontal union see craft union.
industrial union a labor union that represents the workers in an entire industry rather than only those engaged in one craft or a related group of crafts.
labor union a group of workers that help and protect each other's interests. Labor unions ask employers to improve wages and working conditions.
Soviet Union a country that no longer exists that was made up of fifteen republics in eastern Europe and northern Asia. It was also called the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Moscow was the capital of the Soviet Union.
trade union a labor union consisting of workers who are skilled in a particular craft or trade, esp. as distinguished from a union for workers in a given company or industry.
union card a card that identifies a person as a member of a specific labor union.
union jack (cap.) the national flag of the United Kingdom. [2 definitions]
Union of South Africa see South Africa.
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics see Soviet Union.
union shop a shop, business, or the like, whose employees are required to join a union.
union suit an undershirt and underpants combined in one garment.
vertical union see industrial union.