- Local union
A local union, often shortened to local, known as a union branch in the United Kingdom, is a locally-based
trade unionorganization which forms part of a larger, usually national, union.
Local branches are organized to represent the union's members from a particular geographic area, company, or business sector. Locals have their own governing bodies which represent the interests of the national union while at the same time responding to the desires of their constituents, and organise regular meetings for members. Local branches may also affiliate to a local
United Statesand Canada, locals are usually numbered, e.g. [http://www.cwa2101.org/ CWA Local 2101] in Baltimore, Marylandor [http://ilalocal273.com/ ILA Local 273] in St John, New Brunswick.
In the printing industry, union branches are traditionally known as "chapels", led by the
Father of the Chapel.
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