labor movement

noun

Definition of labor movement 

1 : an organized effort on the part of workers to improve their economic and social status by united action through the medium of labor unions

2 : the activities of labor unions to further the cause of organized labor

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First Known Use of labor movement

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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