Industrial Workers of the World

Definitions of Industrial Workers of the World
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n a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I

Synonyms:
I.W.W., IWW
Type of:
brotherhood, labor union, trade union, trades union, union
an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer
labor, labor movement, trade union movement
an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

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