trade union movement

Definitions of trade union movement
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n an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

Synonyms:
labor, labor movement
Types:
I.W.W., IWW, Industrial Workers of the World
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
trade unionism, unionism
the system or principles and theory of labor unions
Type of:
reform movement
a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms

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