trade union movement
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|Noun||1.||trade 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
reform movement - a movement intended to bring about social and humanitarian reforms
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