Definitions

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  • abbreviation Industrial Workers of the World

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  • Industrial Workers of the World (the name of two American labor organizations, one of which advocates syndicalism)

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  • proper noun US, labor union Industrial Workers of the World

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  • noun 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
  • noun 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

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Examples

  • All labor organizers—especially members of the determined yet small Industrial Workers of the World, known as the IWW or the Wobblies—had been targets before the war and continued to be during the war.

    Savage Peace

  • All labor organizers—especially members of the determined yet small Industrial Workers of the World, known as the IWW or the Wobblies—had been targets before the war and continued to be during the war.

    Savage Peace

  • All labor organizers—especially members of the determined yet small Industrial Workers of the World, known as the IWW or the Wobblies—had been targets before the war and continued to be during the war.

    Savage Peace

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • Although the IWW should be a subject for a future article, it should be noted that the IWW did not have anywhere near the resources of the AFL and received little help and much hostility from it.

    In Defence of Marxism

  • And the IWW is a unique union well outside organized labor's mainstream, best known for its radical organizing efforts back in the 1910s.

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