Universal Workers Union

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Universal Workers’ Union


(Általános Munkásegylet; UWU), the first socialist organization of the Hungarian proletariat; founded in February 1868. From 1870 to 1872 the national section of the First International, headed by K. Farkas, successfully disseminated the doctrine of scientific socialism in the UWU, overcoming the influence of Lassalleanism. The UWU organized meetings and demonstrations of solidarity with the Paris Commune; this served as the pretext for the arrest of its leaders and the dissolution of the organization in 1872.


Nemes, D. Az Általános munkásegylet története: 1868-1873. Budapest, 1952.
A magyar forradalmi munkásmozgalom története, vol. 1. Budapest, 1966.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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