blue-collar blue-collar

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) of or designating manual industrial work or workers
  2. (adj) of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers

Usage(s):

  1. On foreign policy, blue-collar Dems have grown as tired of the Iraq war as have their upscale counterparts.
  2. Incredibly enough, few if any of the adults in the blue-collar district knew or cared what was going on.
  3. But blue-collar voters seem more concerned about unemployment than inflation.

News

  1. TrueBlue Acquires CTS Staffing

    TrueBlue, Inc. , the leading provider of blue-collar staffing, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Crowley Transportation Services , a leading tempor
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. African-American men in New Orleans are an untapped workforce, new report says

    Beleaguered by high unemployment and an economy drifting away from blue-collar jobs that had kept many African-American men employed in past decades, New Orleans needs to do a better job of educating and advancing the careers of black men, according...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

  3. MacMullan: Blue-collar B's stun superstar Pens

    Blue-collar Boston back in Cup finals after sweeping high-powered Pittsburgh
    on June 8, 2013     Source: ESPN

Quotes

  1. "We are the blue-collar team," Izzo said. "This is the blue-collar city. It was just amazing to walk out of that tunnel."
    on Apr 5, 2009 By: Tom Izzo Source: USA Today

  2. "It's really a mixed bag," said Obama. "There've been some states where we have won the blue-collar vote. Wisconsin. We won it in Iowa. We won it in Minnesota." "Then there are states where we've not done so well, mainly because people...
    on May 6, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: KBS Radio

  3. "He's an elite level player but he has a blue-collar heartbeat," Sharks general manager Doug Wilson said. "It's been a privilege and an honor to have Rob Blake play for this hockey team. Going forward we're going to reap those benefits."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Doug Wilson Source: The Associated Press

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