Labor

  • (noun): An organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action especially via labor unions (especially the leaders of this movement).
    Synonyms: labor movement, trade union movement
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on labor:

Laogai
... for Láodòng Gǎizào (勞動改造/劳动改造), which means "reform through labor," is a slogan of the Chinese criminal justice system and has been used ... from laojiao, or re-education through labor, which is an administrative detention for a person who is not a criminal but has committed minor offenses, and is intended to reform ... Both systems, however, involve penal labor ...
Billy Hughes - Early Political Career
... Unlike most Labor men, he was a strong supporter of Federation ... In 1901 Hughes was elected to the first federal Parliament as Labor MP for West Sydney ... He was Attorney-General in Andrew Fisher's three Labor governments in 1908–09, 1910–13 and 1914–15 ...
Human Migration - Theories For Migration For Work in The 21st Century - Neoclassical Economic Theory
... theory of migration and states that the main reason for labor migration is wage difference between two geographic locations ... are usually linked to geographic labor demand and supply ... It can be said that areas with a shortage of labor but an excess of capital have a high relative wage while areas with a high labor supply and a dearth of capital have a low ...
William McKell - Premier of New South Wales
... In 1941 he became Premier when he led Labor to a convincing victory in the state elections, mainly by concentrating on country seats ... During World War II he became a close collaborator of Labor Prime Ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley, being a particularly close friend of the latter ... In 1944 he won another election victory, the first time a New South Wales Labor government had been re-elected ...
Human Migration - Theories For Migration For Work in The 21st Century - Dual Labor Market Theory
... Dual labor market theory states that migration is mainly caused by pull factors in more developed countries ... This theory assumes that the labor markets in these developed countries consist of two segments primary, which requires high-skilled labor, and secondary, which is very labor ... countries into more developed countries is a result of a pull created by a need for labor in the developed countries in their secondary market ...

More definitions of "labor":

  • (noun): A political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and the socialization of key industries.
    Synonyms: Labour Party, Labour, Labor Party
  • (noun): Productive work (especially physical work done for wages).
    Example: "His labor did not require a great deal of skill"
    Synonyms: labour, toil
  • (noun): A social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages.
    Example: "There is a shortage of skilled labor in this field"
    Synonyms: labour, working class, proletariat
  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labour

Famous quotes containing the word labor:

    A higher class, in the estimation and love of this city- building, market-going race of mankind, are the poets, who, from the intellectual kingdom, feed the thought and imagination with ideas and pictures which raise men out of the world of corn and money, and console them for the short-comings of the day, and the meanness of labor and traffic.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is not her body that he wants but it is only through her body that he can take possession of another human being, so he must labor upon her body, he must enter her body, to make his claim.
    Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)

    Having behind us the producing masses of this nation and the world, supported by the commercial interests, the labor interests, and the toilers everywhere, we will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.
    —Administration in the State of Neva, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943)