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  • verb Alternative spelling of unionized, the simple past tense and past participle of unionise
  • adjective Alternative spelling of unionized.
  • adjective Alternative spelling of unionized.

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  • adjective being a member of or formed into a labor union
  • adjective not converted into ions


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un- + ionized


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  • January 10th, 2009 at 2: 17 pm the non-unionised, independent system is about 300% better;

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Teacher’s Unions 2009

  • Also, the threat of blunt, tempest-in-teapot micromanagement by administration is not something I have witnessed in my non-unionised school.

    Matthew Yglesias » By Request: Teacher’s Unions 2009

  • For instance I think Mercedes has opened its factory in Alabama where costs of labour are lower and labour is less unionised, which could be interpreted as a loss of jobs for the not exactly fully employed Detroit area.

    Math and Economics, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • The Labour Party increased taxes on the rich to confiscatory levels, and the electorate (a solid block of unionised Labour voters) kept voting them in, or voting in wet Tories who keep those policies.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Case for More Tax Brackets 2009

  • Once again, medical school is 60% female in Australia and we are paid on a unionised award system here so we are guaranteed pay parity (NB NOT the case in the US and in many other countries - to deny there is a gender gap is simply naive and uninformed).

    All else being equal. 2009

  • There is simply very little, fundamental middle-class support for this unionised ideal, and so whatever form it takes, it will become adversarial because it is in a culture which is fundamentally adversarial to such an ideal. joe from Lowell Says:

    Matthew Yglesias » EFCA in International Comparison 2009

  • Equally unacceptable is cutting unionised public sector pay, however many jobs it might save.

    Cutting from the rich and clobbering the middle, Cameron looks like a lefty Simon Jenkins 2010

  • Mahlon Mitchell, president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, told me in the Capitol rotunda in Madison why the unionised firefighters were there, even though their union was one not targeted by Governor Scott Walker's bill: "This is about an attack on the middle class."

    Afghanistan and the arithmetic of austerity | Amy Goodman 2011

  • The crims have unionised to better appear legitimate, so cops spend their time chasing ordinary householders about cleaning their front steps while transport union operatives go about taking protection money and shooting each other, unhindered by the law.

    The weekend's TV highlights Andrew Mueller 2010

  • What it boils down to is that Obama and the Dems protected their support in SEIU and AFSCME by siphoning close to a trillion dollars out of the wallets of American taxpayers, sustaining high private-sector unemployment by scaring private-sector employers with probable tax increases, just to give the money to unionised government workers.

    Obama: Economy 'in a much better place' 2010


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