Oregon lobbyists are inviting exotic dancers to write their own labor legislation.
So 1981-82 losses totaled 2.2 percent of the labor force, the same as now.
This time, Crosley-Corcoran said, she wants to labor in peace.
The labor force participation rate (the percentage of able-bodied adults in the workforce) fell as well.
Some are converting to disability, while others are dropping out of the labor market altogether.
labor is wealth, and if we lose a fourth of our time we are one-fourth poorer.
All sorts of labor is got at enormous rates of compensation.
To qualify themselves for this they bestow their time, their money and their labor.
He nodded pleasantly to me when I wished him good-morning, then returned to his labor.
This was all that Cauchon had been able to accomplish after more than two months' labor.
c.1300, "a task, a project;" later "exertion of the body; trouble, difficulty, hardship" (late 14c.), from Old French labor "labor, toil, work, exertion, task" (12c., Modern French labeur), from Latin laborem (nominative labor) "labor, toil, exertion; hardship, pain, fatigue; a work, a product of labor," of uncertain origin, perhaps originally from the notion of "tottering under a burden," and related to labere "to totter."
Meaning "body of laborers considered as a class" (usually contrasted to capitalists) is from 1839. Sense of "physical exertions of childbirth" is 1590s, earlier labour of birthe (early 15c.), a sense also found in Old French, and cf. French en travail "in (childbirth) suffering" (see travail). Labor Day first marked 1882 in New York City.
late 14c., "perform manual or physical work; work hard; keep busy; take pains, strive, endeavor" (also "copulate"), from Old French laborer "work, toil; struggle, have difficulty," from Latin laborare, from labor (see labor (n.)). The verb in modern French, Spanish, Portuguese means "to plow;" the wider sense being taken by the equivalent of English travail. Sense of "to endure pain, suffer" is early 15c., especially in phrase labor of child. Related: Labored; laboring.
labor la·bor (lā'bər)
The physical efforts of expulsion of the fetus and the placenta from the uterus during parturition. v. la·bored, la·bor·ing, la·bors
To undergo the efforts of childbirth.