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the declining demand for labor in agriculture
a plentiful supply of cheap labor
The demand for skilled labor in the building industry is high.
Hotel managers need skilled, helpful staff and can't afford to rely on casual labor.
a meeting between management and labor
The Republican-controlled Congress has reversed many of the laws that are critical to the survival of organized labor.
a labor dispute
The company is passing its higher labor costs on to its customers.
increasing labor unrest in the car industry
The agreements were hailed as "a quantum leap for workers and future labor relations."
the traditional division of labor between men and women in the home
The price quoted includes the cost of all labor and materials.
She was in labor for six hours.
She went into labor early this morning.
This is the American English definition of labor. View British English definition of labor.
the short high sound that a small bird makes
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