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labor movement

labor unions collectively:
The labor movement supported the bill.
the complex of organizations and individuals supporting and advocating improved conditions for labor.
the effort of organized labor and its supporters to bring about improved conditions for the worker, as through collective bargaining:
Their activities proved more harmful than helpful to the labor movement.
Origin of labor movement
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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labor movement definition

The movement of workers for better treatment by employers, particularly through the formation of labor unions.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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