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:

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
... 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 to refer to the use of prison labor and ... 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 Minister for External Affairs in Chris Watson's first Labor government ...
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 ... into more developed countries is a result of a pull created by a need for labor in the developed countries in their secondary market ...
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 ...

More definitions of "Labor":

  • (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
  • (noun): Productive work (especially physical work done for wages).
    Example: "His labor did not require a great deal of skill"
    Synonyms: labour, toil
  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labour
  • (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

Famous quotes containing the word labor:

    His Labor is a Chant—
    His Idleness—a Tune—
    Oh, for a Bee’s experience
    Of Clovers, and of Noon!
    Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)

    The mode of founding a college is, commonly, to get up a subscription of dollars and cents, and then, following blindly the principles of a division of labor to its extreme,—a principle which should never be followed but with circumspection,—to call in a contractor who makes this a subject of speculation,... and for these oversights successive generations have to pay.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Such is always the pursuit of knowledge. The celestial fruits, the golden apples of the Hesperides, are ever guarded by a hundred-headed dragon which never sleeps, so that it is an Herculean labor to pluck them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)