What is labor?

  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labour
    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 ... Minister for External Affairs in Chris Watson's first Labor government ...
Laogai
... 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 ... 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 offenses, and is intended to reform ... Both systems, however, involve penal 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 ... 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 ... 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): 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 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

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)

    We belong to the community. It is not the tailor alone who is the ninth part of a man; it is as much the preacher, and the merchant, and the farmer. Where is this division of labor to end? and what object does it finally serve? No doubt another may also think for me; but it is not therefore desirable that he should do so to the exclusion of my thinking for myself.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. The one who plants and the one who waters have a common purpose, and each will receive wages according to the labor of each. For we are God’s servants, working together; you are God’s field, God’s building.
    Bible: New Testament, 1 Corinthians 3:7-9.