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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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Tawney was not a syndicalist, but he did favor a degree of what he called "industrial democracy" (128), a version of which was actually the subject of experiment in the nationalized steel industry in the early 1960s.
In some important cases, such as Sim Weaver who served as the secretary-treasurer of Local 7292 at the Michel Collieries between 1924 and 1957, this was because their leftist commitments predated the formation of the Communist Party, being the products of the milieu of socialist and syndicalist ideas that swirled through this coalfield society in the first two decades of the 20th century.
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.
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.
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.
New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism.
It is important to note that this type of syndicalist thought is most responsible for the later development of modern pluralism.

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