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an employee whose allegiance to his employer comes before personal beliefs or loyalty to fellow workers.
an employee who puts allegiance to the company for which he works above personal opinion or friendship

noun phrase

One who is, esp from the point of view of union members, devoted to the interests of the employer (1920+ Labor union)
A male worker more loyal to management than to his fellow workers; also, one who informs on fellow employees. For example, He’ll never join in a strike; he’s a company man. Dating from the 1920s, a period of considerable labor unrest, this term uses company in the sense of “a business concern” and was often applied as a criticism by supporters of labor unions.


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