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.
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How to use labor movement in a sentence
This labor movement up-and-comer is the most powerful flight attendant in America.
Today’s Daily Dose introduces you to the next leaders of the global left, looks at the unlikely nations where labor movements are growing and examines how tech is aiding the crimson rise.
After all, 40 years in the labor movement is a tough qualification to find these days.Richard Trumka Has Died. Few Could Match His Clout in Labor Politics | Philip Elliott | August 5, 2021 | Time
The new labor movement was epitomized by Detroit’s auto plants but emerged across a wide variety of industries characterized by new technology and scientific management tactics.Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago | Sarah Jaffe | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Back then, the Congress of Industrial Organizations shifted the focus of the labor movement from organizing the skilled trades to bringing together the “unskilled” workers in massive new factories.Tech’s new labor movement is harnessing lessons learned a century ago | Sarah Jaffe | June 30, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Public sector unions have also fractured the labor movement itself.
“When you attack public sector unions now, you are attacking the heart of the U.S. labor movement,” says Dine.
She got involved with the early labor movement and with tenement reform.
To the modern right, the labor movement was the scourge of America when it had real power.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying | Michael Tomasky | February 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But in truth, its labor movement is held hostage by the past.
The labor movement was beginning to shape itself into solidarity towards political as well as industrial activity.The Underworld | James C. Welsh
Then, too, the opposition parties and press seized upon agrarianism and Owen's alleged atheism to brand the whole labor movement.
But the most characteristic labor movement of the forties was a resurgence of the old Agrarianism of the twenties.
The few national trade unions which were formed at the close of the fifties did not constitute by themselves a labor movement.
During its six years' existence it ran the gamut of all important issues which agitated the labor movement of the time.
Cultural definitions for labor movement
The movement of workers for better treatment by employers, particularly through the formation of labor unions.
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