What is Labor?

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 ... War II he became a close collaborator of Labor Prime Ministers John Curtin and Ben Chifley, being a particularly close friend of the latter ... 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 - Neoclassical Economic 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 ...
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 ... for External Affairs in Chris Watson's first Labor government ...
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 ... 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 but requires low-skilled ... developed 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
  • (verb): Undergo the efforts of childbirth.
    Synonyms: labour
  • (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): 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

Famous quotes containing the word labor:

    Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.
    Karl Marx (1818–1883)

    By the “mud-sill” theory it is assumed that labor and education are incompatible; and any practical combination of them impossible. According to that theory, a blind horse upon a tread-mill, is a perfect illustration of what a laborer should be—all the better for being blind, that he could not tread out of place, or kick understandingly.... Free labor insists on universal education.
    Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865)

    Public morning diversions were the last dissipating habit she obtained; but when that was accomplished, her time was squandered away, the power of reflection was lost, [and] her ideas were all centered in dress, drums, routs, operas, masquerades, and every kind of public diversion. Visionary schemes of pleasure were continually present to her imagination, and her brain was whirled about by such a dizziness that she might properly be said to labor under the distemper called the vertigo.
    Sarah Fielding (1710–1768)