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General Union Terms

GOVERNMENT AGENCY

  1. aka
  2. What it is

LABOR ORGANIZATION

  1. What it is

UNION SERVICES

  1. aka

  2. Common labour services

WORKERS

  1. aka:
  2. Who are they

SKILLED WORKERS

  1. Who are they

SEMI-SKILLED

  1. Who are they

UNION MEMBERS

  1. aka
  2. Who are they
  3. What they do
  4. Purpose for membership

BARGAINING UNIT

  1. aka
  2. What it is
  3. Who it is
  4. Size
  5. Scope
  6. Legal Requirement
  7. Elected officials

SHOPS

  1. aka

  2. Variations

  3. CLOSED SHOP
  4. OPEN SHOP
  5. AGENCY SHOP
  6. OPEN SHOP

LOCAL

  1. aka
  2. What it is
  3. Who it is
  4. Purpose
  5. Size
  6. Scope
  7. Legal Requirement
  8. Function
  9. Revenue
  10. Elected officials

BUSINESS AGENT

  1. aka
  2. Who it is

LOCAL OFFICE STAFF

  1. Who it is:

UNION

  1. aka
  2. What it is
  3. Legal requirement
  4. Powers
  5. Function
  6. Revenue
  7. Governance
  8. Scope
  9. Elected officials

BARGAINING AGENT

  1. What it is

Geographic and Geo-political Local Subdivisions

LOCAL JURISDICTION

  1. What it is
  2. Who it is

  3. Variations

  4. IN-PLANT LOCAL
  5. CITY-WIDE LOCAL
  6. COUNTY-WIDE LOCAL
  7. STATE-WIDE LOCAL
  8. PROVINCE-WIDE LOCAL
  9. REGIONAL-LOCAL

TRADE JURISDICTION

  1. What it is

Skill Level Local Membership Variations

COMPOSITE LOCAL

  1. aka
  2. What it is

CRAFT LOCAL

  1. aka
  2. What it is

GENERAL LOCAL

  1. What it is

INDUSTRIAL LOCAL

  1. What it is

ENTERPRISE-BASED LOCAL

  1. What it is

Geographic and Geo-political Union Membership Variations

COMPANY UNION

  1. What it is

FEDERAL UNION

  1. What it is

INTERNATIONAL UNION

  1. What it is

NATIONAL UNION

  1. What it is

COUNCIL

  1. aka
  2. What it is
  3. Variations
NOTE: Work councils, enterprise-level committees or statutory councils have been a huge success in Europe. In North America, the adoption of these independent legal entities hasn't taken root yet. European councillors are legislated to adjudicate employee and employer disputes for the benefit of the overall enterprise.

Skill Level Union Membership Variations

COMPOSITE UNION

  1. aka
  2. What it is

CRAFT UNION

  1. aka
  2. What it is

GENERAL UNION

  1. What it is

INDUSTRIAL UNION

  1. What it is

ENTERPRISE-BASED UNION

  1. What it is

Combinations of Unions

LABOUR FEDERATION

CENTRAL LABOUR CONGRESS

  1. What it is
  2. What it is composed of
  3. Purpose

AFFILIATED UNION

  1. What it is

DIRECTLY CHARTERED LOCAL

  1. What it is

INDEPENDENT UNION

  1. What it is

INDEPENDENT LOCAL ORGANIZATION

  1. What it is
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