Definition of syndicalism :
The theory, plan, or practice of trade- union action ( originally as advocated and practiced by the French Confederation Generale du Travail) which aims to abolish the present political and social system by means of the general strike ( as distinguished from the local or sectional strike) and direct action of whatever kind ( as distinguished from action which takes effect only through the medium of political action) -- direct action including any kind of action that is directly effective, whether it be a simple strike, a peaceful public demonstration, sabotage, or revolutionary violence. By the general strike and direct action syndicalism aims to establish a social system in which the means and processes of production are in the control of local organizations of workers, who are manage them for the common good.
- At all events a state's " criminal syndicalism law" had been conveniently passed and was being applied vigorously against union men, A. F. of L. and I. W. W. alike, but chiefly against the Lumber Workers' Industrial Union, No. 500, of the Industrial Workers of the World, the basic lumber industry being the largest in the Northwest and the growing power of the organized lumberjack being therefore more to be feared. - "The Centralia Conspiracy", Ralph Chaplin.
- When night fell on that fateful Tuesday the voice of Syndicalism had been raised in a temple dedicated to ordered, Anglo- Saxon liberty- the Hampton City Hall. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.
- It was the first time Mrs. Maturin had spoken of her connection with Syndicalism. - "The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete", Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009.