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What does IWW stand for?

IWW stands for Industrial Workers of the World (labor union; known as the Wobblies)

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Byline: The Register-Guard Film dramatizes walkout by female autoworkers Industrial Workers of the World present "Made in Dagenham" at 6 p.
95 Hardcover Space, place, and society QH540 Shantz, author of books on radical ecology and anarchist practice, makes the case for a productive relationship between radical labor activists, like the Industrial Workers of the World, and radical environmentalists.
Moreover, its leaders were influenced by the syndicalist doctrines that were attracting support on the left in several countries--James Connolly, ITGWU Belfast organiser from 1911 had organised for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in the United States; Peter Larkin, brother and comrade of James, was one of the 'IWW Twelve' jailed for anti-war activism in Sydney in 1916.
Among them were the NYC Transit Workers Union, with nearly 40,000 members; the SEIU's massive 32BJ union, which claims to represent over 120,000 property service workers; the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union, endorsing the movement because it "calls into question the very foundation in which the capitalist system is based"; and more.
During the war these bodies and the newly-established Massachusetts Bureau of Immigration (1917) spent much of their energies cooperating and facilitating government propaganda campaigns on behalf of the war and spying on war opponents, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and other suspected radicals.
WILPF National Board apologizes to the members of the Industrial Workers of the World who worked for WILPF as of December 2007-Elaine Jones, Jody Dodd, Judy Claude and Kate Zaidan--for the incidents that led up to the complaint.