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 labor may refer to: 
  • Work of any kind
  • Wage labor, in which a worker sells their labor and the employer buys it
  • Manual labor, physical work done by people
  • Childbirth, especially from the start of uterine contractions to delivery
  • Labor (economics), one of the three main factors of production
  • Labor economics, the economic field, broadly conceived, encompassing study of Labor (economics)
  • Josef Labor (1842–1924), a composer, pianist, organist, and teacher
  • Labor Party, a political party in various countries
  • Labor (area), an obsolete unit of area

Look up work in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A wage is the amount of money paid for some specified quantity of labour. ... Manual labor is a term used for physical work done with the hands, especially in an unskilled manual job such as fruit and vegetable picking, road building, or any other field where the work may be considered hard or arduous, which has as its objective the production of goods. ... Parturition redirects here. ... In classical economics and all micro-economics labour is one of three factors of production, the others being land and capital. ... Labour economics seeks to understand the functioning of the market for labour. ... In classical economics and all micro-economics labour is one of three factors of production, the others being land and capital. ... Josef Labor (1842 - 1924) was an organ player and composer. ... The name Labour Party or Labor Party is used by several political parties around the world. ... There are a number of Spanish and Portuguese units of measurement of length or area that are now obsolete. ...

See also

  • Labor movement, the development of a collective organization of working people
  • Labor union, an association of wage-earners meant to maintain or improve conditions of employment
  • Labor relations, the study of the relationship between management and workers
  • Workforce, the labor pool, the people working in a company, industry, nation or other group
  • Child labor, the employment of children under an age determined by law or custom
  • Unfree labor, slavery or penal labor

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CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Labour and Labour Legislation (5721 words)
Labour is work done by mind or body either partly or wholly for the purpose of producing utilities.
Their labour it was that built the Pyramids, the public works at Lake Moeris, and the Labyrinth; there, too, they were exploited to the limit of physical endurance, just as were the Hebrews by the Egyptian taskmasters of a later period.
Legislation pertaining to labour during the three centuries immediately preceding the Reformation was mostly enacted by the towns, the feudal lords, and the guilds.
Encyclopedia4U - Labour Day - Encyclopedia Article (542 words)
Labour Day (or Labor Day) is an annual holiday that resulted from efforts of the labor union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers.
Other labour organizations (and there were many), but notably the affiliates of the International Workingmen's Association who were seen as a hotbed of socialists and anarchists, favoured a May 1 holiday.
The date was adopted in Canada in 1894 by the government of Prime Minister John Thompson, although the concept of a Labour Day actually originated with marches in both Toronto and Ottawa in 1872.
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