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The downfall of the American automobile industry and quite possibly the downfall of American aerospace (those that exist in states where unions are mandatory). A lame excuse for unskilled and uneducated people to earn high wages, guaranteed wage increases and health benefits for little or no work done in a day.
Salaried employee walks around production plant and notices union worker riveting side metal panel.

2hrs later:
Still riveting same panel, same hole (now with a ghetto blaster blaring in the background)
by mrbgsf321 August 21, 2008
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People who banned together in union square. They often have an agressive relationship with each other yet still remain friends. They are a very tight knit group that don't allow anyone to mess with them. It's their group name. Union. is. a. state. of. mind.
Are you chilling with the "Union." today!?
Yes, as a matter of fact the Union. is waiting for me.
by observationgirl24 January 04, 2009
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One of the most misunderstood people in the working world, from a white-collar workers point of view. Many are mechanics, electricians, and other technicians making $30-$40 an hour for jobs that most non-union employees would otherwise pay only half that much. Many union employers are those that reel you in and just let you go during the probationary period, even if you prove yourself hardworking and competent, but will keep the lazy and incompetent, just because they are friends with management or well-liked. If you have a blue-collar trade or skill, want to make a good wage, just want to put in a good 8 hours work a day, and no intention of trying to climb the corporate ladder, a union job is well-suited for you. And yes, many union workers are lazy shitbags that take numerous breaks and complain about everything, but there are many others that are honest, hardworking, and dedicated to their jobs. The union reps, with the backup of politicians and the mafia, are the ones who keep things going for the common working man. Many Republicans and conservatives dislike unions because they believe good money should be earned though merit and hard work and that anybody that does not have a college degree and works a skilled trade deserves just enough money to keep themselves fed and a roof over their head
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by waspcoloredstain June 30, 2013
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1. Workers unite to fight the man; the man is so damn powerful individuals have no chance, but if we all stick together, maybe we've got a chance to earn a decent wage.

2. The same organization gets people "taken off the schedule" because they won't give up 20% of their paycheck. See irony.
1. Thanks to the union for the 40 hour work week, health insurance, sick days...

2. This union extortion could turn a democrat into a republican
by disillusionment March 11, 2004
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A democratic worker organization that enables employees to join together with one another in order to negotiate compensation, benefits, working conditions, and other terms of employment with their employer. Unions ensure that employers are 1) fair, 2) accountable and 3) responsive to employee concerns. Unions establish a process by which to deal with workplace issues and ensure that said process is applied evenly to employees.
By joining together with my coworkers to form a union, we fought for and won better benefits and a voice at work.
by Lboogie August 13, 2007
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A group of workers coming together and demanding the right to collectively bargain with their employer (contract). Some like to think that unions are no longer relevant in this vibrant economy and that corporations are inherently good things that are good for workers. Yea? Well, rest assured that while you are trying to figure out how to pay that credit card bill this month that is slowly killing you, the boss does not have your problem. Oh yea, the work harder argument. Well, the folks that work the HARDEST in America earn the least. Unions are YOUR way out of having to ball lap your boss at work for a decent wage. You can make him negotiate a contract with you, you just have to join a UNION!
I am working my face off and I have not received a raise in about two fucking years. If I ask my boss for a raise he might laugh at me or worse. I guess I should talk to the rest of my miserable co-workers, join a union, and make this prick treat me with some dignity.
by Not the boss January 15, 2009
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Unions brought us the weekend. And the 8-hour workday, and safe working conditions requirements, and fair pay for fair work, and protection from management harrassment
by Harry_Pothead5 November 06, 2009
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