Industrial Workers of the World


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Industrial Workers of the World

n
(Historical Terms) an international revolutionary federation of industrial unions founded in Chicago in 1905: banned in the US in 1949. Abbreviation: IWW See also Wobbly

Indus′trial Work′ers of the World′


n.
an international industrial labor union that was organized in Chicago in 1905 and disintegrated after 1920. Abbr.: I.W.W., IWW
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Noun1.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
labor union, trade union, trades union, union, brotherhood - an organization of employees formed to bargain with the employer; "you have to join the union in order to get a job"
labor movement, trade union movement, labor - 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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At the turn of the century, the Industrial Workers of the World, or more affectionately the Wobblies, were undoubtedly the most flamboyant and colorful labor union in the United States, if not in the world.
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