A break for laborers. They are generally scheduled every hour, on the hour, for one hour.
"Time for a union break"
While working for an employer who is signature to a collective bargaining agreement, you stop working to rest, several times a day and for at least several minutes in duration. Union Breaks can be described as frequent and long.
Hey, we’ve been on the clock for 20 minutes now, time for a Union Break.
When doing a job with friends or family, a damn good excuse to have a beer, sit down, and spectate....the hardest job of all.
usually used as a joke, people will laugh
Father: okay son, lets load this equipment into the truck
(half way through)
Father: UNION BREAK!
Taking a bathroom break while on the job and getting paid for it.
Uh Oh! tacos are hitting me. Time for a Union Break.