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Labor movement   /lˈeɪbər mˈuvmənt/   Listen
Labor movement

An organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement.  Synonyms: labor, trade union movement.

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"Labor movement" Quotes from Famous Books

... only to the years before the war. It may be that French Syndicalism as a distinctive movement will be dead, but even in that case it will not have lost its importance, since it has given a new impulse and direction to the more vigorous part of the labor movement in all civilized countries, with ...
— Proposed Roads To Freedom • Bertrand Russell

... society by their violence. Neither had the public been educated to the strike itself, nor the labor leaders to that moderation, without which public sympathy cannot be retained or strikes won. A feeling adverse to organized labor swept the country and endangered the existence of the labor movement. ...
— The New Nation • Frederic L. Paxson

... were carefully prepared. The general strike was to be urged as the one salvation of the labor movement. It would prove the solidarity of labor. And, at the Council meeting a few days later, the rank and file were impressed by the arguments. Dan, gnawing his nails and listening, watched anxiously. The idea was ...
— A Poor Wise Man • Mary Roberts Rinehart

Words linked to "Labor movement" :   brotherhood, union, I.W.W., trade unionism, trade union, trade union movement, unionism, trades union, Industrial Workers of the World, reform movement, labor union, IWW

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