craft union


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a labor union whose membership is restricted to workers in a particular craft

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Craft unions held work stoppages to prevent the employment of blacks on such publicly funded construction projects as the building site of the New York City Terminal Market (1964), the Cleveland Municipal Mall (1966), and the US.
Moreover, both before but especially during the 1968 strikes, the UFT also practised a very specific form of craft union exclusionism by supporting testing policies that ended up restricting African-American and Puerto Rican entry into the ranks of new teachers and school supervisors.
31) Even if they were prepared to accept the royal commission's proposed wage scales for Canadian Vickers and the two Davie yards, the Montreal firm persuaded the government to evade signing an agreement with shipyard workers, refused to meet industrial union representatives, and endeavoured to consult AFL craft unions.
The current configuration of union organization in this country can best be labeled a quasi-craft model: Instead of many craft unions in the industry, there are now only three, but the contentiousness inherent in the classic craft system is still evident.
Focusing on the CPC's bid to establish its ideological hegemony over "labourism" (the peculiar Canadian variant of what the third International [Comintern] termed "reformism"), I show how communist cadres "bored from within" the craft union movement and how labourists resisted them.
AMFA's craft union is the largest labor organization in the airline industry representing aircraft maintenance technicians and related support personnel with over 18,000 members at carriers including Alaska Airlines, United Airlines, Southwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, ATA, Independence, Horizon Air and Mesaba Airlines.
AMFA is the largest craft union representing aircraft technicians and related employees, and serves members at Alaska, Mesaba and Southwest Airlines.
Instead, they drew upon the legacy of the craft union movement of the 1870s and 1880s.
By 1920, there were 388 unions, of which the bulk were occupationally-based, being the result of former craft unions diversifying their membership or newer unions formed in the craft union tradition.
E[acute accent]AMFA's craft union represents aircraft maintenance technicians and related support personnel at Alaska Airlines, ATA, Horizon Air, Independence Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
AMFA's craft union represents aircraft maintenance technicians and related support personnel at Alaska Airlines, ATA, Horizon Airlines, Independence Airlines, Mesaba Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines.
The 1889 strike, combined with another at the same firm in 1897, encouraged the slow and grudging opening up of craft unions helping to create a more unified labour movement.
Also joining the coalition are the Egyptian Trade Union Federation, the Federation of Craft Unions, and the General Union of Peasants.
The association is tasked with negotiating with the four pipeline craft unions --Laborers International Union of North America, the International Union of Operating Engineers, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.
It referred to an activist current in the craft unions in the era of World War I, dissident radicals who challenged business unionism in a context in which syndicalism and socialism could converse with one another in certain overlapping circles, where 'boomers' might hold both a Wobbly (Industrial Workers of the World) card and membership in a more conventional trade union.