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Unionist

1. 
a. (before 1920) a supporter of the union of all Ireland and Great Britain
b. (since 1920) a supporter of union between Britain and Northern Ireland
2. a supporter of the US federal Union, esp during the Civil War
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It will, I suspect, force Unionists to turn to a civic or business leader to spearhead a coalition of Unionism.
However, the rapid growth of industry in the 1950s and 1960s, under the program of import substitution, rendered the business complaints against unionism and collective bargaining meaningless.
'We should all play our roles in the survival and support of the ideas and ideals of unionism for the dividends of economic growth and development.
This week marked the end of Tory unionism and probably the beginning of the end of Britain as we know it.
Trade unionism in India has been concerned with regular or permanent workers in organized industries.
Taken in context, my declaration cannot reasonably be read as a condemnation of all forms of unionism.
Mr Robinson said: "He was a colossus in unionism and made such a massive contribution, particularly to the process in which we are presently involved."
To what extent has social unionism, even in the most militant and committed of unions, been able to stop, let alone reverse, decades of concerted attacks and defeats?
"Radical Unionism: The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary Syndicalism" is deftly organized into two major sections: 'Dynamics of the Syndicalist Movement' and 'The Transition to Communism'.
Scholars of industrial relations, labor studies, political science, sociology, and other fields explore the ways that transnational unionism is shaped by the exercise of structural and associational power.
In her discussion of social unionism, Ross makes two crucial points.
Courts have defined "dual unionism" as assisting a rival union in taking over as the bargaining representative, or otherwise undermining the integrity of the labor organization by helping its rival.