Definition of union-bashing in US English:



  • Active or vocal opposition to labor unions and their rights.

    • ‘Small business people and working families need a Government with new ideas to solve real problems, not this second-hand piece of union-bashing.’
    • ‘He's running as ‘pro-union,’ but it turns out that his unionism is primarily police guilds and he has a union-bashing history; the King County Labor Council is opposing him.’
    • ‘There has been a fairly major exercise in union-bashing going on for some months, calling itself a Royal Commission into the building industry.’
    • ‘Voters might not have known it from his overheated rhetoric, but Gardner was no union-bashing conservative.’
    • ‘In fact, the First Minister repeated much of what he had said earlier that day at a press conference in East Kilbride, but his message about growing the economy was swamped by Jones' union-bashing blast.’