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organized labor

noun
1.
all workers who are organized in labor unions.
2.
these unions considered as a political force.
Origin of organized labor
1880-1885
An Americanism dating back to 1880-85
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  • We are going to have organized labor for all time, and we ought to have it.

    Ethics in Service William Howard Taft
  • Of greatest importance to her was winning the support of organized labor.

    Susan B. Anthony Alma Lutz
  • organized labor represents but a fraction of labor as a whole.

    Working With the Working Woman Cornelia Stratton Parker
  • It was the beginning of an era of organized labor in that department.

    Three Years in the Sixth Corps George T. Stevens
  • There was no such thing as organized labor; to go on strike was a crime.

    A History of Spain Charles E. Chapman

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