Unionism may refer to:

Trade Unionism

* Trade unionism, support for trade unions
**Community Unionism, describes the various ways in which trade unions can work with communities and community organisations
**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
**Student unionism in Australia, student organisations at Australian universities known variously as student associations, student guilds, student unions, or student representative councils
**Voluntary student unionism (VSU), a policy under which membership of – and payment of membership fees to – university student organisations is voluntary

Political Unionism

* Unionism (American Civil War), support for the Union by citizens from both the Northern and Southern states
* Unionism (Central America), a movement for political and economic integration of the states that once comprised the Federal Republic of Central America
* Movement for unification of Romania and the Republic of Moldova, support for the union of Romania and Moldova.

British Unionism

British Unionism is the support of the British constituent countries remaining part of the United Kingdom state. The most notable movements to this end are:
* 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.
**Also see:
* Unionism in Scotland support for Scotland remaining as part of the UK.


* The Prussian Union which attempted to forcibly unify differing theologies without regards to their key distinctions. (used mainly among Confessional Lutherans)
* Christian ecumenism, refers to initiatives aimed at worldwide religious unity.

ee also

*Union (disambiguation)
*New Unionism
*Union Organizer

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  • Unionism — Un ion*ism, n. 1. The sentiment of attachment to a federal union, especially to the federal union of the United States. [1913 Webster] 2. The principles, or the system, of combination among workmen engaged in the same occupation or trade. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Unionism — n [U] the principles of those people in Northern Ireland, mainly Protestants, who want Northern Ireland to remain as part of the UK. There are several political parties that support these principles, including the Ulster Unionists and the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • unionism — [[t]ju͟ːnjənɪzəm[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Unionism is any set of political principles based on the idea that two or more political or national units should be joined or remain together, for example that Northern Ireland should remain part of the United… …   English dictionary

  • unionism — /yoohn yeuh niz euhm/, n. 1. the principle of union, esp. trade unionism. 2. attachment to a union. 3. (cap.) loyalty to the federal union of the United States of America, esp. at the time of the Civil War. [1835 45; UNION + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • unionism — un•ion•ism [[t]ˈyun yəˌnɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) bus the principle of union, esp. trade unionism 2) amh. (cap.) loyalty to the federal union of the U.S., esp. during the Civil War • Etymology: 1835–45 un′ion•ist, n. adj. un ion•is′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • unionism — /ˈjunjənɪzəm/ (say yoohnyuhnizuhm) noun 1. the principle of union, especially trade unionism. 2. advocacy of this …  

  • unionism — unionist ► NOUN 1) a member of a trade union. 2) (Unionist) a person in Northern Ireland in favour of union with Great Britain. DERIVATIVES unionism noun …   English terms dictionary

  • unionism — noun the system or principles and theory of labor unions • Syn: ↑trade unionism • Derivationally related forms: ↑unionist • Hypernyms: ↑labor movement, ↑trade union movement, ↑labor …   Useful english dictionary

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