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.
The Meaning Of Labor DayLabor Day is a celebration of laborers, introduced at a time when labor meant something far more grueling than it generally does today.
Origin of labor movement
First recorded in 1865–70
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Culture definitions for labor movement
The movement of workers for better treatment by employers, particularly through the formation of labor unions.
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