Industrial Workers of the World

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Industrial Workers of the World

(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
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Indus′trial Work′ers of the World′

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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Patrick Murfin is a long-time McHenry County social justice activist, labor historian, and a former General Secretary-Treasurer of the Industrial Workers of the World.
Aino brings her baby along to Wobbly (Industrial Workers of the World) meetings or leaves her with her brother and his wife.
Strang, a criminal defense lawyer and adjunct law professor, details the legal history of four Industrial Workers of the World trials during 1917 to 1919, when the Department of Justice targeted the organization to prevent labor stoppages in the fear that the threat of a labor strike could endanger war production.
The Arkansas Socialist Party and a few Industrial Workers of the World locals were suppressed during World War I.
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Although it is slightly disheartening to think of how the echoes of the events that took place back then can still be heard and seen today, it is inspiring to be reminded of the power that resides in a group of people (regardless of race) who share a common goal especially when the audience is made to feel a part of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) community.
* The Wobblies, or Industrial Workers of the World, were a labor union.
This is a woman who stood with Mother Jones, Big Bill Haywood, and Eugene Debs at the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World in Chicago in 1905.
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.
As an adult miner and labor activist, Little's passion for fair labor practices led him to California, where he worked for various union organizations, most notably the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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