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unionize in Labour relations, unions topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunionizeu‧nion‧ize (also unionise British English) /ˈjuːnjənaɪz/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  BELif workers unionize or are unionized, they become members of a trade unionunionized adjectiveunionization /ˌjuːnjənaɪˈzeɪʃən $ -jənə-/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
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unionizeFifty years ago, governments were not unionized.In the private sector, only 15 percent is unionized.Osborne believes the only way to give physicians a say in how their patients are cared for is to unionize.About 10 percent of the private sector and 37 percent in the public sector are unionized, according to the AFL-CIO.Most of their work force is unionized, as is the shipping industry, which is in Oakland and not San Francisco.He said that unionized or civil-service workers have protection about what can go in their files.In 1995, unionized Safeway employees struck for nine days before reaching a contract settlement.