Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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 The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The principles or methods of the syndicalists. See syndicalist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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.

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  • noun Control of government and industry by labor unions, usually achieved through revolutionary direct action.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French syndicalisme, from (chambre) syndicale, trade union, feminine of syndical, of a labor union, from syndic, delegate; see syndic.]

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Examples

  • The deepest revolt implied in the term syndicalism is against the impersonal, driven quality of modern industry -- against the destruction of that pride which alone distinguishes work from slavery.

    A Preface to Politics

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • As the cynical laughter of those of us who actually know what the word syndicalism means and how inapposite its application (even with the word 'occasionally') in the above paragraph and to the Irish labour movement (small 'l') subsides perhaps we can consider how there is no mention of the systemic greed evident quite beyond green flag

    The Cedar Lounge Revolution

  • But syndicalism is nothing like “socialism as it was practiced during the 20th Century”, so I don’t see a contradiction here. autoit 0.0688030684832484

    Matthew Yglesias » Americans Don’t Like “Socialism” But Many Democrats Do

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