Wobblies


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Wobblies:

see Industrial Workers of the WorldIndustrial Workers of the World
(IWW), revolutionary industrial union organized in Chicago in 1905 by delegates from the Western Federation of Mines, which formed the nucleus of the IWW, and 42 other labor organizations.
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Wobblies

nickname for I.W.W. members. [Am. Hist.: Hart, 400]
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We're a nation of wobblies, waddling from chip-shop to pie-shop and producing children who weigh 20 stone at age seven
The mood was one of dosed ranks; the bankers repeatedly referred to themselves as "the indispensable industry" and proffered the slogan "To denigrate one is to denigrate all"--which is, bizarrely, only a slight variation on a saying most closely associated with the Wobblies.
The AC striker had placed the ball on the spot, but before he could take the kick he was subjected to the Inter stopper doing everything to put him off but the Grobbelaar wobblies.
Then he sang his favorite song, an old favorite of the Wobblies and the anarchists, a tune to which Paul himself had put the words: "Jim Crow.
A new organization, the Industrial Workers of the World, popularly known as the Wobblies, appeared on the restless scene.
It was the only man in the group, Dan, who threw the biggest wobblies, for example at having to put a pot on his head to carry fish from the sea.
Diazepam was the most popular benzo and mainly available as 10mg tablets known as blues, vallies or wobblies.
little to myself It will also remember several wobblies, induced by exams, job interviews and cockroaches in my sleeping bag when I went round the world, and some really dodgy dancing and decisions which I thought were brilliant at the time.
See, for example many of the chapters in John Iremonger, John Merritt and Graeme Osborne (eds), Strikes: Studies in Twentieth Century Australian Social History, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney, 1973; Frank Cain, The Wobblies at War: A History of the IWWand the Great War in Australia, Spectrum, Melbourne, 1993; work by Stuart Svensen, such as Industrial War: The Great Strikes 1890-94, Ram Press, Wollongong, 1995; Les Louis, 'The cold/class war, and the jailing of Ted Roach', Labour History, no.
He was viewed by some as a "stooge for the Reds and the Wobblies.
They were Wobblies, members of the then-six-year-old, all-inclusive Industrial Workers of the World labor union, riding freight cars south in defense of free speech.
He should show the voters enough respect to immediately resign and seek election as a Republican," he said in a statement that put Pena, among other wobblies, on notice: "I will make the same call to any other Democratic lawmaker who considers switching parties now, because switching parties immediately after being elected is a disingenuous slap in the face of the voters who put that legislator in office.