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Types of Unions

American Federation of Teachers
American Federation of Teachers

The American Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions fairness; democracy; economic opportunity; and high-quality public education, healthcare and public services for our students, their families and our communities. We are committed to advancing these principles through community engagement, organizing, collective bargaining and political activism, and especially through the work our members do.

source: aft.org
Craft Unions
Craft Unions

Craft union, trade union combining workers who are engaged in a particular craft or skill but who may work for various employers and at various locations. Formed to improve wage levels and working conditions, craft unions were established in Britain and the United States in the middle of the 19th century.

General Unions
General Unions

The General Union (ゼネラルユニオン, zeneraru yunion) is a labor union founded in 1991 and headquartered in Osaka, Japan. Membership is open to all nationalities and all workers.

Industrial Unions
Industrial Unions

Industrial union: Industrial union, ... divide up until they form industrial unions each embracing all the manual workers in a given industry, ...

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

The union's official journal, The Electrical Worker, was first published on January 15, 1893, and has been published ever since. At the 1899 convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the union's name was officially changed to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

International Brotherhood of Teamsters
International Brotherhood of Teamsters

The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is a labor union in the United States and Canada. Formed in 1903 by the merger of The Team Drivers International Union and The Teamsters National Union, the union now represents a diverse membership of blue-collar and professional workers in both the public and private sectors.

Laborers' International Union of North America
Laborers' International Union of North America

The Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA, often shortened to just the Laborers' Union) is an American and Canadian labor union formed in 1903, which seeks to advance the rights and interests of its members.

National Education Association
National Education Association

Union Unit Name/Location Members; National Education Association State Association : Pennsylvania / Harrisburg, PA 179,035: National Education Association State Association

Service Employees International Union
Service Employees International Union

Families uniting to raise wages and achieve justice on all fronts.

source: seiu.org
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) is a labor union representing approximately 1.3 million workers in the United States and Canada in industries including retail; meatpacking, food processing and manufacturing; hospitality; agriculture; cannabis; chemical trades; security; textile, and health care.

White-Collar Unions
White-Collar Unions

white-collar union a TRADE UNION which largely or exclusively represents clerical, administrative and technical employees. In the past, such unions have generally been concerned to maintain for their members conditions of employment, rates of PAY, and status superior to those of manual WORKERS.

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