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Noun1.I.W.W. - 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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One Yankee, with a hundred I.W.W. men, waited the word to cross over the border and begin the conquest of Lower California.
Rebel Voices has been consistently praised as the best single-volume history of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.) union since it was first published in 1964, and it is difficult to disagree with this assessment.
Liessen Folk Shul (Labor Zionist) in 808 Adee Avenue, Bronx, even the left-wing I.W.W. schools.
Those who seemed to upset the "return to normalcy" and the patriotic fervor following World War I were labeled "aliens," "outsiders," and "radicals." Coincidentally, Judge Landis, who was appointed to "clean up baseball," was the same judge who presided over the trial of I.W.W. leader "Big" Bill Haywood during the war, when he sentenced Haywood and ninety-two other Wobblies to prison for sedition and alleged obstruction of the nation's war preparations.
Until her death in 1997, Bari sought to learn from the organizing and practices of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W. or "Wobblies") to see if a radical ecology movement might be built along anarcho-syndicalist lines.
Brissenden, The I.W.W.: A Study of American Syndicalism (New York: Russell and Russell, 1919); John S.
This may be true for the Socialist Party, but repression against the Wobblies was high for a decade before the outbreak of World War I, beginning in their first year of existence when the I.W.W.'s three top officers were kidnapped and put on trial for murder in Idaho in 1906.
Before the Lawrence strike,...there must have been very few people in this country who knew what the Syndicalist theory stands for and what was this I.W.W. organization in which the Syndicalist philosophy is embodied....