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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

... principles of socialism and of the socialist party. In states where the socialist party has not perfected its organization, we advise that every assistance be given by our members to that end. . . . We therefore call for organizers, capable and well-versed in the whole programme of the labor movement, to be sent into each state to preach the necessity of organization on the political as well ...
— War of the Classes • Jack London

... that California would strike off a series of medals symbolic of some of the Utopian conditions which prevail there. I would like to suggest a model for one. I was walking once in the vicinity of the Ferry with a woman who knows the labor movement of California as well as an outsider may. Suddenly she whispered in my ear, "Oh look! Isn't he a typical California ...
— The Native Son • Inez Haynes Irwin

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

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