day labourer

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day labourer

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(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) an unskilled worker hired and paid by the day
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Noun1.day labourer - a laborer who works by the day; for daily wages
laborer, labourer, manual laborer, jack - someone who works with their hands; someone engaged in manual labor
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He had been ill for a year after the experience in Pennsylva- nia, and after his recovery worked as a day laborer in the fields, going timidly about and striving to con- ceal his hands.
Yet it is not just the disappearance of work that troubles him and the 150 or so men killing time at Milwaukee and Belmont, once Chicago's busiest street corner for day laborers.
The target of the ordinance is Home Depot, which has 11 stores in Los Angeles, where day laborers -- often illegal immigrants -- congregate, looking for work.
The ordinance would have prevented day laborers from expressing their availability to work.
Workers of all races must have open dialogue to preserve their rights, according to Ari Glazer of the San Lucas Workers Center, which assists some of the region's 300,000 African-American and Latino day laborers.
The demand for these day laborers had suddenly surged as the toxic dust from the rubble of the World Trade Center settled into the canyons and crevices of Lower Manhattan.
The village of Mamaroneck, New York was found guilty of discriminating against Latino day laborers and has agreed to pay half a million dollars in legal fees to the workers.
Day laborers and the pastor of a Catholic church that has a hiring site on its grounds have been the targets of anti-Catholic epithets in this sleepy community on the northern cusp of San Diego County.
Day laborers are people who gather in public places to seek manual labor jobs, such as construction, gardening, landscaping, and farming, for predetermined wages.
Remodelers around the country are wrestling with a dilemma that could be either an answer to their labor woes or a potential employment nightmare: day laborers.
NorthSight showcases the ultimately hopeful poetry of Lois Roma-Deeley who draws upon the imagery of war heroes and tattoo girls, day laborers and monks, rapists and prostitutes, Italian immigrants and waitresses, bikers and firemen, the uncommitted, the confused, and the slightly insane, to craft memory haunting verse of a dangerous and sometimes mystical world.
The four sites presented are: the Lower Eats Side Restaurant (EAT), set in 2003; the Vladeck Houses (LIVE), set in 1941; the Seward Park day laborers pick-up site (WORK), set in 1910; and the First Chinese Presbyterian Church (PRAY), set in 1817.