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A radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of federations of labor unions by the use of direct action, such as general strikes and sabotage.

[French syndicalisme, from (chambre) syndicale, trade union, feminine of syndical, of a labor union, from syndic, delegate; see syndic.]

syn′di·cal·ist adj. & n.
syn′di·cal·is′tic adj.
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Noun1.syndicalist - an advocate of anarchismsyndicalist - an advocate of anarchism    
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions


A. ADJsindicalista
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Parliament has approved on Tuesday the government-drafted Labour Syndicates Law, after months of heated debates about its articles, which was seen as an attempt to control syndicalist work and absorb it into the framework of the state.
Those were the people in Carlo Tresca's faction of Italian-American trade unionism (on the libertarian syndicalist side), who took to rioting anti-fascistically in the aftermath of Mussolini's March on Rome, in 1922.
Syndicalist thought became increasingly prominent with Georges Sorel serving as a typical, and particularly influential, representative.
He added: "But, of course, there was another remarkable tradition associated with Tonypandy (where riots had broken out in 1910 in response to a lockout by mine owners), the Miners' Next Step (a radical manifesto written by a group of miners' leaders), the Unofficial Reform Committee, which was industrial unionist and syndicalist.
A core part of three of the volumes under consideration centres on the operations of international anarchist and syndicalist networks as they emerged in the context of this increased radicalism.
Tom Mann's International Syndicalist Education League (ISEL) becomes Purcell's focus by the 1910s.
In any case, I regard most contemporary advocates of community-based economics as intellectual allies like our council communist, syndicalist, anarchist and guild socialist forebears.
Among the several genres represented, one readily notices biographical and imaginative literature, theatrical works, histories, as well as religious and political tracts--the latter encompassing the socialist, syndicalist, and anarchist viewpoints that came to brand the reputation of the Italian working class and Italian Americans generally.
Burnham focuses on four late 19th- and early 20th-century thinkers: Italian social theorists Gaetano Mosca and Vilfredo Pareto; French syndicalist Georges Sorel; and German sociologist Robert Michels.
She is no longer either a Socialist or a Syndicalist, but only a daughter of France, as she says, is anxious to cultivate amongst her old friends, the working class, the spirit that will lead to the triumph of the Allies.

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