One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A union whose members all work in various capacities in a single industry.
- ‘A fascist charade of ‘vertical unions’, which included both workers and bosses, made sure that discipline was maintained.’
- ‘There is clash over company unions and ‘bargaining agencies,’ the split between old craft and new vertical unions, the thrust of left-wings.’
- ‘For years, A.F.L. leaders had recognized in principle the need for vertical unions in mass-production industries.’
- ‘A constitution for the IDIB had been drawn up by the suspect College of Architects, and its professional composition was limited exclusively to vertical unions.’
- ‘Likewise typesetters, pressmen, engravers and binders should join forces for one vertical union in the printing industry.’
- ‘We must perfect the vertical union, before the horizontal union can be truly realized.’
- ‘The industrial union is sometimes referred to as a vertical union, since it accepts workers from the least to the most skilled as members.’
- ‘These vertical unions brought together both management and workers and were a control tool for management and the dictatorship authorities.’
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