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lay ber

  • n  a social class comprising those who do manual labor or work for wages
    there is a shortage of skilled labor in this field
  • n  productive work (especially physical work done for wages)
    his labor did not require a great deal of skill
  • n  concluding state of pregnancy; from the onset of contractions to the birth of a child
    she was in labor for six hours
  • n  an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement
  • n  a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900; characterized by the promotion of labor's interests and formerly the socialization of key industries
  • n  the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913
  • n  any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
  • v  strive and make an effort to reach a goal
  • v  work hard
  • v  undergo the efforts of childbirth

  • The wave of Internet-fueled criticism over atrocious labor practices could mark a milestone how grassroots protests affect the country's leaders.
  • Never had labor worn such an air of confident authority.
  • In the cool, rural peace of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains last week some 500 labor union delegates and labor economists listened thoughtfully to two men whom most unionists .
News & Articles

  • Labor Dept. reaching out to laid-off IBM workers
         Vermont's Department of Labor will hold informational presentations for laid-off workers from IBM's Essex Junction plant on Wednesday, June 19 and Saturday June 22.  There will be two sessions each day at the Sheraton Inn, on Williston Road in South Burlington, Vt.   The first session will be from 9 a.m until Noon. The second session is set for 1 until 4 p.m.       Vermont Labor Department ...
    June 18, 2013 - WPTZ Burlington
  • Labor Department Lawyer From Md. Dies In DC Jail
    A U.S. Department of Labor lawyer who was accused of a home invasion at a co-worker's home has been found dead in his cell at the D.C. Jail.
    June 18, 2013 - CBS Baltimore
  • Labor Department Lawyer Accused of Sexually Assaulting Co-worker Had Throat Cut in Jail Cell
    Paul Mannina, the U.S. Labor Department attorney who was arrested last week on charges that he broke into a co-worker's home and sexually assaulted her, was found dead today in his cell at D.C. jail. [ more › ]
    June 18, 2013 - DCist

  • President Bush in New York Times
    Basic freedoms of speech, assembly and worship are severely restricted,Mr. Bush said. "Ethnic minorities are persecuted. Forced child labor, human trafficking and rape are common."
  • Kevin Rudd in
    I am simply calling for a ballot of the leadership of the Australian Labor Party,he said. "I believe that's the right and responsible course to undertake. My fundamental interests are to preserve the good name and standing of this...

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