worker


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worker

the beneficiary of much modern legislation, sometimes in capacity as an employee under a contract of employment but also under separate regimes such as the wages legislation. In the law of the EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES, the worker is the subject of many legal provisions. See FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS.
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THOU SHALT NOT STEAL was only applicable to the honest worker. They, the supermen, were above such commandments.
"Seems as if we'd have to chew scrap-wax for these pillars, after all," said a worker.
His fellow workers favoured him with scowls and black looks, and made remarks, slangily witty and which he did not understand, about sucking up to the boss and pace-making and holding her down, when the rains set in.
The worker feeds himself, and a man who feeds himself thinks.
The reader will perhaps best appreciate the amount of difference in these workers, by my giving not the actual measurements, but a strictly accurate illustration: the difference was the same as if we were to see a set of workmen building a house of whom many were five feet four inches high, and many sixteen feet high; but we must suppose that the larger workmen had heads four instead of three times as big as those of the smaller men, and jaws nearly five times as big.
That is, the capitalists had striven to placate the workers by interesting them financially in their work.
Now and then the workers are victorious, but only for a time.
The banths at night and the workers in the fields by day.
He saw the six thousand workers, starved and wan, and the little children, seven and eight years of age, who toiled long shifts for ten cents a day.
He doesn't--well, he doesn't belong either to the Lotos Club or to the Jerry McGeogheghan Galvanised Iron Workers' Apprentices' Left Hook Chowder Association.
There was another interesting set of statistics that a person might have gathered in Packingtown--those of the various afflictions of the workers. When Jurgis had first inspected the packing plants with Szedvilas, he had marveled while he listened to the tale of all the things that were made out of the carcasses of animals, and of all the lesser industries that were maintained there; now he found that each one of these lesser industries was a separate little inferno, in its way as horrible as the killing beds, the source and fountain of them all.
He and his comrades were replaced by new workers, whom Conseil and I joined.