Labor

  • (noun): Productive work (especially physical work done for wages).
    Example: "His labor did not require a great deal of skill"
    Synonyms: labour, toil
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on labor:

Billy Hughes - Early Political Career
... Unlike most Labor men, he was a strong supporter of Federation ... elected to the first federal Parliament as Labor MP for West Sydney ... External Affairs in Chris Watson's first Labor government ...
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 ... another election victory, the first time a New South Wales Labor government had been re-elected ...
Laogai
... which means "reform through labor," is a slogan of the Chinese criminal justice system and has been used to refer to the use of prison labor and prison farms in the People's Republic of China (PRC) ... Laogai is distinguished from laojiao, or re-education through labor, which is an administrative detention for a person who is not a criminal but has committed minor ... Both systems, however, involve penal labor ...
Human Migration - Theories For Migration For Work in The 21st Century - Neoclassical Economic Theory
... is the newest theory of migration and states that the main reason for labor migration is wage difference between two geographic locations ... These wage differences 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 relative wage ...
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-intensive but ... 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): 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
  • (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:

    Capital is a result of labor, and is used by labor to assist it in further production. Labor is the active and initial force, and labor is therefore the employer of capital.
    Henry George (1839–1897)

    As Labor is the common burthen of our race, so the effort of some to shift their share of the burthen on to the shoulders of others, is the great, durable, curse of the race.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    ... feminism is a political term and it must be recognized as such: it is political in women’s terms. What are these terms? Essentially it means making connections: between personal power and economic power, between domestic oppression and labor exploitation, between plants and chemicals, feelings and theories; it means making connections between our inside worlds and the outside world.
    Anica Vesel Mander, U.S. author and feminist, and Anne Kent Rush (b. 1945)