IWW


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IWW

abbr.
Industrial Workers of the World

IWW

abbreviation for
(Historical Terms) Industrial Workers of the World

IWW or I.W.W.,

Industrial Workers of the World.

IWW

Industrial Workers of the World, a cross-industry grouping of workers set up in 1905.
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Noun1.IWW - 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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IWW says food couriers can earn as little as [pounds sterling]2.80 per delivery, and are encouraged to work "faster than is safe", often in "extreme weather conditions" and on "busy roads", without sick pay or insurance.
One night I was coming out of the subway on Sixth Avenue and when I got up the street there was this little folding table that had a banner on it that said IWW and there was some literature and a guy standing there so I went up and told him I knew about the IWW...though I didn't know that it still existed.
A BRITISH FOREIGN Office report prepared during World War 1 characterized the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as "the most lawless labour movement which has ever existed." (69) The meaning of this back-handed acknowledgement is addressed in Wobblies of the World, which seeks to correct misperceptions about the radical labour union.
Significance of the event was donation of school items to children of IWW Steel workers and school children in the vicinity by the Chairman incurring all costs by himself.
The volume is made up of three pivotal texts from the early period of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) written by William E.
Both a work of history and biography, Jane Little Botkin's Frank Little and the IWW views the early days of the US labor movement through the lens of the author's ancestor's life.
Considering conditions, serious labor disturbances were not numerous and were confined to the ending of the Clifton-Morenci strike in January; the IWW disturbance on the Mesabi Range, where a number of the underground mines were closed, though total iron-ore shipments were not curtailed; and the closing of most of the Mother Lode mines in Amador County, California, for seven weeks, the miners returning to work on the old basis at the end of that period.
The IWW cleverly used singing and chanting as a way to garner attention from workers, the media and the authorities.
IWW Movie and Discussion - "Even The Rain" will be shown at 7 p.m.
The International Workers of the World (IWW), known colloquially as the Wobblies, aimed for nothing less than the overthrow of capitalism.