Union Dictionary and Glossary

Assessment

Bad Standing

Big Red Songbook

Branch

Branch Organizing Committee – abbreviated as “BOC” –

Branch Secretary – abbreviated as “BS” –

Branch Secretary-Treasurer – abbreviated as “BST” –

Branch Treasurer – abbreviated as “BT” –

Boss

Canadian Regional Organizing Committee – abbreviated as “CANROC” –

Capitalism

Central Secretary-Treasurer – abbreviated as “CST” –

Charge

Charter

Complaint

Contract

Convention

Convention Delegate

Convention Observer

Class War

Delegate

Department

Department of Labor – abbreviated as “DOL” –

District Secretary-Treasurer – abbreviated as “DST” –

Direct Action

Dues

Education Department – abbreviated as “ED” –

Education Department Board – abbreviated as “EDB” –

Employer

Employing-Class

Fair Labor and Standards Act – abbreviated as “FLSA” –

Fellow Worker

Gender Equity Committee

General Assembly

General Convention

General Defense Committee – abbreviated as “GDC” –

General Executive Board – abbreviated as “GEB” –

General Headquarters – abbreviated as “GHQ” –

General Membership Branch – abbreviated as “GMB” –

General Organization Bulletin – abbreviated as “GOB” –

General Organizing Committee – abbreviated as “GOC” –

General Recruiting Union – abbreviated as “GRU” –

General Secretary-Treasurer – abbreviated as “GST” –

General Strike

Good Standing

Grievance

Inactive Standing

Industrial District Council – abbreviated as “IDC” –

Industrial Organizing Committee – abbreviated as “IOC” –

Industrial Union – abbreviated as “IU” –

Industrial Unionism

Industrial Union Branch – abbreviated as “IUB” –

Industrial Worker – abbreviated as “IW” –

Industrial Workers of the World – abbreviated as “IWW” –

International Confederation of Labor – abbreviated as “ICL” –

International Convention

International Solidarity Commission – abbreviated as “ISC” –

International Solidarity Commission Liaison – abbreviated as “ISL” –

Job Branch

Job Shop

Labor

Labor Management Relations Act – abbreviated as “LMRA” – also known as the “Taft-Hartley Act” –

Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act – abbreviated as “LMRDA” – also known as the “Landrum-Griffin Act” –

Labor Power

Literature Coordinator

Literature Department

Little Red Songbook

National Labor Relations Act – abbreviates as “NLRA” – also known as the “Wagner Act” –

National Labor Relation Board – abbreviated as “NLRB” –

North American Regional Administration – abbreviated as “NARA” –

Occupational Health and Safety Act – abbreviated as “OSH” –

Occupational Health and Safety Administration – abbreviated as “OSHA” –

Office of Labor Management Standards – abbreviated as “OLMS” –

One Big Union – abbreviated as “OBU” –

Organizer Training – abbreviated as “OT” –

Organizer Training Committee – abbreviated as “OTC” –

Organizing Department – abbreviated as “OD” –

Organizing Department Board – abbreviated as “ODB” –

Organizing Department Board Liaison – abbreviated as “ODL” –

Picket

Picket Line

Red Card

Regional Organizing Committee – abbreviated as “ROC” –

Rigging

Scab

Solidarity

Solidarity Unionism

Syndicalism

Strike

X-Number

Wage

Wage Labor

Wage Slavery

Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Regional Administration – abbreviated as “WISERA” –

Wobbly – abbreviated as “Wob” –

Worker

Working-Class


Last Updated: 2020 January 01