worker worker  /ˈwɜr kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who works at a specific occupation
  2. (n) a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
  3. (n) sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae
  4. (n) a person who acts and gets things done

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Bolivia's sex workers refuse to report for disease detection, demanding protection from harassment.
  2. About two-thirds of restaurant workers are foreign born, and increasingly, they're from Central and South America.
  3. It's not just low wages, but environmental hazards and labor-law violations that afflict workers on the bottom rungs.

News

  1. Worker killed when Mesa bridge collapses

    A construction worker was killed and another injured Wednesday morning when portions of a bridge under construction in Mesa collapsed.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: CBS 5 Phoenix

  2. Worker Pulled from 25-Foot Trench After 2-Hour Rescue

    A construction worker was pulled from a 25-foot trench by firefighters after a rescue effort that went on for more than two hours Tuesday night at a work site in Queens where work was supposed to be...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: NBC New York

  3. Worker pulled from waist-deep mud in Queens trench

    A worker is recovering in the hospital after a frightening ordeal in which he was trapped waist-deep for hours in a muddy trench.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: WABC-TV New York

Quotes

  1. "This is an employer-employee wage dispute," Danny Jordaan, head of the tournament's local organizing committee said in a statement distributed in Cape Town today. "Although we have respect for worker rights, we find it unacceptable for them...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Danny Jordaan Source: BusinessWeek

  2. Of his hard labor sentence, Chris tells Larry, "everything comes with consequences. They want me to pick up trash remove graffiti: I'ma hard worker. It's something I'm willing to do."
    on Aug 31, 2009 By: Chris Brown Source: OK! Magazine

  3. "These workers deserve their wages, deserve fair notice, deserve health security," Jackson said. "This may be the beginning of long struggle of worker resistance finally."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Jesse Jackson Source: ABC News

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