from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Control of government and industry by labor unions, usually achieved through revolutionary direct action.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The theory, plan, or practice of trade-union action (originally as advocated and practiced by the French Confédération Générale du Travail) which aims to abolish the present political and social system by means of the general strike (as distinguished from the local or sectional strike) and direct action of whatever kind (as distinguished from action which takes effect only through the medium of political action) -- direct action including any kind of action that is directly effective, whether it be a simple strike, a peaceful public demonstration, sabotage, or revolutionary violence. By the general strike and direct action syndicalism aims to establish a social system in which the means and processes of production are in the control of local organizations of workers, who are manage them for the common good.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The principles or methods of the syndicalists. See syndicalist.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions
French syndicalisme, from (chambre) syndicale, trade union, feminine of syndical, of a labor union, from syndic, delegate; see syndic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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