a theory and movement of trade unionism
, esp. in Europe
between 1890 and 1920, in which all means of production and distribution would be
brought under the control of federations
of labor unions
by the use of direct action, such as general strikes
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Word origin of 'syndicalism'
of a syndic or labor union (chambre syndicale
) < syndic: