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
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on labor:

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 ...
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 Minister for External Affairs in Chris Watson's first Labor government ...
Human Migration - Theories For Migration For Work in The 21st Century - Neoclassical Economic Theory
... This 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 ...
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 ... 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 offenses, and is intended to ... Both systems, however, involve penal labor ...
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 ... is a result of a pull created by a need for labor in the developed countries in their secondary market ...

More definitions of "labor":

  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labour
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word labor:

    I know my state, both full of shame and scorn,
    Conceived in sin, and unto labor born,
    Standing with fear, and must with horror fall,
    And destined unto judgment, after all.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    The rights and interests of the laboring man will be protected and cared for, not by the labor agitators, but by the Christian men to whom God in His infinite wisdom has given control of the property interests of the country.
    George Baer (1842–1914)

    Cultivated labor drives out brute labor. An infinite number of shrewd men, in infinite years, have arrived at certain best and shortest ways of doing, and this accumulated skill in arts, cultures, harvestings, curings, manufactures, navigations, exchanges, constitutes the worth of our world to-day.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)