labor movement

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Synonyms for labor movement

an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

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This legitimizing function was most fully realized in Selig Perlman's A Theory of the Labor Movement (1928), which celebrated American trade unionism as the labor movement most "organically' rooted in the psychology of rank-and-file workers.
This book provides provocative reading as to whether "business unionism" or "social unionism" will lead to revitalization of the labor movement in the future.
He often had little perception of what the labor movement was, where it had come from, or what the important issues were.
Contreras and his wife devoted their lives to the labor movement, she as head of the Hotel and Restaurant Employees Local 11.
The labor movement used the dominant culture's gendered representations of fallen women, tramps and street waifs to assert their demands for a living (family) wage and an eight hour day.
Fran Quigley's new book If We Can Win Here: The New Front Lines of the Labor Movement is an interesting and timely new addition to the literature on union renewal.
Yet celebrations this year are mute, routine and mundane, thanks to the total disintegration of Lebanon's labor movement, which has become a totally ineffectual institution.
In "Only One Thing Can Save Us: Why America Needs a New Kind of Labor Movement", labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan persuasively and coherently argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived, albeit different, labor movement is the only way to stabilize the economy and save the middle class.
Endowed with the two favorable and essential factors, a national agency may arise from labor movement to lead the country's strategic development in the future.
Drawing on data from newspapers, government archives, interviews, and field observation, this study compares the timing and long-term consequences of post-World War II social movements in Taiwan and South Korea, focusing on how labor movements in South Korea preceded environmental activism and how pro-environment movements in Taiwan came before the labor movement.
KUWAIT, Nov 29 (KUNA) -- The labor movement in Kuwait has played a significant role at level of national action since 50 years ago when the first workers union was established, thus materializing Kuwait's keenness on collective work.
SACRAMENTO -- A bill requiring California public schools to instruct students on the contributions of Filipino Americans to the farm labor movement unanimously passed the Assembly Education Committee on March 20.
In books like False Promises, Crisis in Historical Materialism, The Jobless Future, Science as Power, How Class Works, and Against Schooling, he has intervened in major debates on class, the labor movement, education, and cultural studies.
Those interested in the peculiarities of dockyard towns, the intricacies of labor movement organizing, and the details of union and left-wing party development in Sweden and Britain will find much useful information in this volume.