rank and file

Definition of "rank and file"
  1. The broad base of members within a labor organization
How to use "rank and file" in a sentence
  1. The rank and file of the union voted for a new contract.
  2. Despite the disapproval of some leadership, the rank and file members strongly supported the policy.
  3. The rank and file was unsatisfied, leading to a vote for using their collective bargaining power.

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