labor movement

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Noun1.labor movement - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movementlabor movement - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
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"
I.W.W., Industrial Workers of the World, 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
trade unionism, unionism - the system or principles and theory of labor unions
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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