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  • n. Plural form of laborer.


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  • Recently Kautsky wrote that the Socialist Party, besides occupying itself with the interests of the manual laborers, "must also concern itself with all social questions, but that _its attitude on these questions is determined by the interests of the manual laborers_."

    Socialism As It Is A Survey of The World-Wide Revolutionary Movement

  • Then he'd pay his help — what we called the laborers, see — then.

    Oral History Interview with Dock E. Hall, January 7, 1976. Interview H-0271. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • Page 273: The proportion, therefore, between the productive and unproductive hands, depends very much in every country upon the proportion between that part of the annual produce which, as soon as it becomes either from the ground or from the hands of the productive laborers, is destined for constituting a revenue, either as rent, or as profit.

    A Bland and Deadly Courtesy

  • Some russians found new jobs in small family firms or as short-term laborers; the share of such workers rose from 1 to 12 percent of total employment between 1992 and 1999, an increase of about 6.6 million workers.

    The Return

  • When a canal is to be dug or a railroad put through, requiring thousands of laborers, it would be hurtful to withdraw these laborers from the constant industries.


  • It ejects illegal laborers from the mainstream workforce, and gives the employee the ability to straighten out his dilemma by being interviewed by the Social Security agents.

    Matthew Yglesias » Immigration and Low-Wage Workers

  • Part of the reason sweatshops exist and attract laborers is that life on the garbage heap is even worse, as is the life of a third world subsistence farmer.

    Matthew Yglesias » The Limits of “No”

  • Yes, there are unemployed people, but, most of these are semi-skilled laborers from the construction industry.

    Coyote Blog » Blog Archive » Mark Perry on US Manufacturing

  • Referring to the Kiebler Foundation's Red Card Solution pdf, Gingrich's plan would offer two legal paths for the nation's undocumented: one granting citizenship for those wishing to reside in the United States in the long term, and another path offering employer-managed temporary work permits to seasonal workers and other short-term laborers.

    The lost cause of Newt Gingrich's immigration gambit | Rodrigo Camarena

  • But after weeks of juggling menus and feeding live-in laborers lunch and dinner, I was out of ideas and food.

    French Word-A-Day:


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