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{adj: leaden, plodding} (of movement) slow and laborious
"leaden steps"

{n: Industrial Workers of the World, IWW, I.W.W.} a former international labor union and radical labor movement in the United States; founded in Chicago in 1905 and dedicated to the overthrow of capitalism; its membership declined after World War I

{n: labor leader} a leader of a labor movement

{n: labor movement, trade union movement, labor} an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

{n: syndicalism} a radical political movement that advocates bringing industry and government under the control of labor unions

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