Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of a trade-union; one who favors the system of trade-unions. Also trades-unionist.
“At the shoulder of the trade-unionist is the socialist, sympathizing with him, aiding him with head and hand, suggesting -- perpetually suggesting -- the necessity for political action.”
“The uncompromising and terrible hatred of the trade-unionist for a scab is the hatred of a class for a traitor to that class, -- while the hatred of a trade-unionist for the militia is the hatred of a class for a weapon wielded by the class with which it is fighting.”
“Bob Marshall-Andrews is an interesting political figure, he is often perceived as being on the libertarian-left wing of the Labour Party, and is unusual as being a member of the Socialist Campaign Group who is not a trade-unionist by background.”
“I have a problem with making *such* a big deal out of this trade-unionist dispute that it eclipses the fact that there are bigger and better problems religious leadership should be tackling.”
“And I don't want you to go thinking that we can expose and repudiate the revisionist and eclecticist historico-ideologues of the ruling classes just by arranging strikes and forming into unions, because the trade-unionist politics of the working class is nothing more than precisely a petit-bourgeois politics of the working class.”
“It must be said that the Boers made war like gentlemen of leisure; they restricted their hours of work with trade-unionist punctuality.”
“The working man, the trade-unionist and the striker, comes marching amidst this scene of revelry, forcing his way through the ranks of consternated society, roughly asserting the sole nobility of labour and demanding the overthrow of the aristocrat and the capitalist -- no new cry, as you see!”
“It was a littlepamphlet in which the author, this same worker, described how he had returnedto national thinking out of the Babel of Marxist and trade-unionist phrases; hence also the title: My Political Awakening. l Once I had begun, I readthe little book through with interest; for it reflected a process similarto the one which I myself had gone through twelve years before.”
“Yet all these objectors felt the need of some sort of organization among the farmers, very much as the trade-unionist and the socialist, though widely divergent in program, agree that the workers must unite in order to better their condition.”
“But you must know that it is at bottom not hatred but contempt; fierce, unreasoning scorn for a country that pursues money and ease, from aristocrat to trade-unionist labourer, when it has a great inheritance to defend.”
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