trade union movement


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Noun1.trade union movement - an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movementtrade union 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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In most European countries, these dramatic social changes have so far been met by the trade union movement with a pragmatic policy of defensive adaptation.
His work within the CCF, like that in the trade union movement, was with dedication and sincerity.
She mentions only very briefly the Quebec Catholic trade union movement during the 1930s.
Preemptive Measures Against Potential Sources Of Threat, The Armed Forces And The Trade Union Movement.
Each chapter profiles the trade union movement in each European nation and ends with a listing of significant unions and a bibliography of source material.
The upheavals of the 1930s that convulsed American industrial relations and left the industrial union model in a pre-eminent position in the American trade union movement are too well known to require reiteration.
In 1986, with left-wing influence in trade unions on the rise, the Reagan administration, working with an international arm of the AFL-CIO, helped set up a parallel trade union movement that would represent workers while shunning communist influence.
THE leader of Scotland's trade union movement reckons the No campaign are losing the independence debate.
Paying tribute to him, the union said Mr McCormack was a wonderful, principled man steeped in the trade union movement who will be sorely missed.
But he was also a doughty fighter for working people and a true friend of the trade union movement with an unrivalled set of contacts.
Our Labour Party was founded by the trade union movement, when mine and steel owners employed seven-year-old children, when the average lifespan of ordinary working people was just 30 and when you had to pay a penny a week for your children to have a chalk and slate education.

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