Meaning of “craft union” in the English Dictionary

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"craft union" in British English

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craft unionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkrɑːft ˌjuː.ni.ən/ us /ˈkræft ˌjuː.ni.ən/

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  • It is therefore not to be wondered at if the compact craft unions led by specialists scored successes where the heterogeneous mobs of the Knights of Labor had been doomed from the first. 

(Definition of “craft union” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"craft union" in Business English

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craft unionnoun [ C ]

uk us

HR a trade union whose members are skilled workers who have the same skill:

In the 1890s, many of America's craft unions came together to form the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

(Definition of “craft union” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)