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Unionism may refer to:


  • Community Unionism, describes the various ways in which trade unions can work with communities and community organizations
  • Craft unionism, an approach to union organizing in the United States and elsewhere that seeks to unify workers in a particular industry along the lines of the particular craft or trade that they work in
  • Dual unionism, the development of a union or political organization parallel to and within an existing labor union
  • Industrial unionism, a labor union organizing method through which all workers in the same industry are organized into the same union
  • New Unionism, a term which has been used twice in the history of the labour movement to describe moves to broaden the union agenda
  • Open-source unionism, a term coined by academics Richard B. Freeman and Joel Rogers to explain a possible new model for organizing workers
  • Social Movement Unionism, a trend of theory and practice in contemporary trade unionism
  • Solidarity unionism, a model of labour organizing in which the workers themselves formulate strategy and take action
  • Trade union, support for trade unions


Politics in the British isles[edit]

  • British Unionism, support of the British constituent countries remaining part of the United Kingdom state
  • Unionism in Ireland, support for Ireland (or Northern Ireland) being part of the United Kingdom, as opposed to (part of) a Republic of Ireland or an independent Northern Ireland.
  • Unionism in Scotland, support for Scotland remaining as part of the UK
  • Unionism in England, support for England remaining as part of the UK
  • Unionism in Wales, support for Wales remaining as part of the UK



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