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Meaning of "Wobblies" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF WOBBLIES

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WOBBLIES

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Wobblies is a noun.
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WHAT DOES WOBBLIES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Wobblies

Industrial Workers of the World

The Industrial Workers of the World, commonly known as the Wobblies, is an international revolutionary industrial labor organization that was formed in 1905. The origin of the nickname "Wobblies" is uncertain. The IWW promotes the concept of "One Big Union", contends that all workers should be united as a social class and that capitalism and wage labor should be abolished. They are known for the Wobbly Shop model of workplace democracy, in which workers elect their managers and other forms of grassroots democracy are implemented. IWW membership does not require that one work in a represented workplace, nor does it exclude membership in another labor union. In the 1910s and early '20s, the IWW achieved many of their short-term goals, particularly in the American west, and cut across traditional guild and union lines to organize workers in a variety of trades and industries. At their peak in 1923, IWW membership has been estimated at about 40,000. However, the extremely high rate of IWW membership turnover during this era makes it difficult to state membership totals with any certainty, as workers tended to join the IWW in large numbers for relatively short periods.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WOBBLIES

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WORDS THAT END LIKE WOBBLIES

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Synonyms and antonyms of Wobblies in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Wobblies
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380 millions of speakers
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Wobblies
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Wobblies
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Wobblies
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WOBBLIES»

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Wobblies!: A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of ...
The stories of the hard-rock miners' shooting wars, young Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the "Rebel Girl" of contemporary sheet music), the first sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access, the ...
Paul Buhle, Nicole Schulman, 2005
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Wobblies and Zapatistas: Conversations on Anarchism, Marxism ...
Offers the reader an encounter between two generations and two traditions. Grubacic is an anarchist from the Balkans. Lynd is a lifelong pacifist influenced by Marxism.
Staughton Lynd, Andrej Grubacic, 2008
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Wobblies on the Waterfront: Interracial Unionism in ...
The union also claimed immigrants from Eastern Europe, as well as many Irish Americans, who had a notorious reputation for racism. _x000B__x000B_This important study is the first book-length examination of how Local 8, affiliated with the ...
Peter Cole, 2007
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Oil, Wheat & Wobblies: The Industrial Workers of the World ...
Focusing on the emergence of migratory labor and the nature of the work itself in industrializing the region, Sellars provides a social history of labor in the Oklahoma wheat belt and the midcontinent oil fields.
Nigel Anthony Sellars, 1998
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Sugar Wobblies
Adorable characters for adorning cakes and cupcakes are created in these 20 memorable projects.
Georgie Godbold, 2013
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Battling for American Labor: Wobblies, Craft Workers, and ...
"Battling for American Labor" answers the baffling question of how, while mounting some of the most aggressive challenges to employing classes anywhere in the world, organized labor in the United States has warmly embraced the capitalist ...
Howard Kimeldorf, 1999
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Wobblies, Pile Butts, and Other Heroes: Laborlore Explorations
Drawing on Green's own experience as a shipwright and carpenter, the book will appeal both to workers curious about their history and traditions and to academicians who study the workforce and labor process.
Archie Green, 1993
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Harvest Wobblies: the Industrial Workers of the World and ...
This lively history traces the rise and fall of the Harvest Wobblies and describes their struggle to organize a racially diverse union of migrant and seasonal laborers.
Greg Hall, 2001
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The Centralia Tragedy of 1919: Elmer Smith and the Wobblies
Drawing on previously sealed court documents and interviews with surviving witnesses, Tom Copeland’s fascinating study presents a compelling human drama, centering on an industrial frontier labor lawyer and the radical politics of the ...
Tom Copeland, 2011
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The School Wobblies
Written for children who have difficulty going to school because they are frightened or worry too much. Covers the symptoms, issues and solutions to this common problem, with catchy drawing to illustrate each concept.
Chris Wever, Neil Phillips, 1994

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WOBBLIES»

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Uncovering the little-known life of Frank Little
Always on Strike: Frank Little and the Western Wobblies. ... Overall a sympathetic account of both Little and the Wobblies, much of the book covers territory ... «libcom.org, Jul 15»
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Keystone Wobblies
When President Barack Obama used his veto power in February to block legislation passed by both houses of Congress that would have authorized ... «Reason, Jun 15»
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The Wobblies in Connecticut
Steve Thornton's A Shoeleather History of the Wobblies: Stories of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in Connecticut is very much in this tradition and is ... «CounterPunch, May 15»
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LSSE Wobblies send solidarity to the sacked A2Z staff
The IWW members at the Leicester Square School of English would like to send our fullest solidarity to the workers at the Dublin A2Z language school who, ... «libcom.org, Mar 15»
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The Wobblies in Their Heyday, a Hard-headed History of the IWW
The Wobblies are back. Many young radicals find the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) the most congenial available platform on which to stand in trying to ... «Monthly Review, Nov 14»
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What Really Happened to the Wobblies
The Wobblies are back. Many young radicals find the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) the most congenial available platform on which to stand in trying to ... «CounterPunch, Nov 14»
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Randell: Show the Wobblies team no mercy
Randell: Show the Wobblies team no mercy. TAINE RANDELL. Last updated 05:00 12/10/2014. Israel Folau. Getty Images. CLOSE ENCOUNTER: Wallabies ... «Stuff.co.nz, Oct 14»
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I'm sick of the Wobblies, let's see some Wallabies
Long live the Wallabies, I say. I have read a lot of banter from South Africa and New Zealand supporters suggesting the two nations are each other's only true ... «The Roar, Oct 14»
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Wobblies call for Morning Star boycott
Clydeside branch of the Industrial Workers' of the World (IWW) union call for a boycott of leftist daily newspaper the Morning Star over allegations of mishandling ... «libcom.org, Sep 14»
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The Voice recap: stolen roses, wobblies and why is Katy Perry here?
The number of contestants is set to be slashed once more in battle round three, and it's the respective team captains acting as judge, jury and executioner. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jun 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wobblies [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wobblies>. Aug 2019 ».
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