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labor

verb apply oneself, attend to business, be diliient, be employed, be industrious, contendere, devote oneself to, do a job, do work, drudge, endeavor, engage in, exercise, exert energy, exert oneself, follow one's vocation, laborare, plod, plug away, ply, ply one's trade, strain, strive, struggle, toil, travail, work, work hard

labor

(Exertion), noun discipline, effort, endeavor, energy, enterprise, industry, mental toil, pains, strain, strife

labor

(Work), noun advocation, assignment, calling, craft, duty, employ, employment, job, line of business, line of work, occupation, profession, pursuit, responsibility, task, toil, trade, undertaking, vocation
Associated concepts: boycotts, closed shop, collective barraining, labor arbitration, labor dispute, labor organization, labor relations, labor union, lockout, open shop, scope of employment, skilled labor, terms and conditions of employment, union labor, union shop, wildcat strike, workken's compensation
See also: activity, effort, employment, endeavor, industry, job, persevere, struggle, work

LABOR. Continued operation; work.
     2. The labor and skill of one man is frequently used in a partnership, and valued as equal to the capital of another.
     3. When business has been done for another, and suit is brought to recover a just reward, there is generally contained in the declaration, a count for work and labor.
     4. Where penitentiaries exist, persons who have committed crimes are condemned to be imprisoned therein at labor.

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LOS ANGELES -- Negotiations to end the bitter, four-month-old grocery store strike in southern California have resumed, leaving mediators cautiously optimistic that the supermarket chains and labor unions have begun moving to end the protracted labor stalemate, already one of the longest in the nation's history.
The intense, protracted labor involved in combining and transforming these banal materials into a cherishable object served to highlight the at once commonplace and extraordinary nature of our entrance into and departure from this world.
HOLLYWOOD A protracted labor squabble that included a lockout of 2,200 off-camera workers, hostile picket lines and staffing nightmares for producers finally pushed ABC and the National Assn.
The first was a protracted labor strike in Brazil, which trimmed roughly 600,000 barrels per day from non-OPEC oil production and led to price rises through May, to nearly $20 per barrel.
53 million the prior year, when a protracted labor dispute in Michigan impacted results.