Industrial Workers of the World

Definitions of Industrial Workers of the World
  1. noun
    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
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    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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