Day-labor

Day´-la`bor


n.1.Labor hired or performed by the day.
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By surveying, carpentry, and day-labor of various other kinds in the village in the meanwhile, for I have as many trades as fingers, I had earned $13.
He must perhaps take to day-labor, and his wife must have help from her sisters,--a prospect doubly bitter to him, now they had let all Bessy's precious things be sold, probably because they liked to set her against him, by making her feel that he had brought her to that pass.
The city now is spending about $2 million a year for day-labor centers, money that could be better used on police or streets or parks in the city.
Gone are the days where the Bowery was strewn by bars, brothels, flophouses, vaudeville houses, gospel missions, pawn shops, day-labor agencies and the local eateries would advertise on sidewalk chalkboards.
And church groups and nonprofits have opened about 75 day-labor centers that offer a variety of services to poor immigrant workers.
98, 106), a clear sign of market integration; the American Revolution as "an extraordinary breakpoint" in the market for securities--with the widespread appearance of government notes and shares in banks, insurance, and transportation companies; the increasing productivity of farm labor after 1780 and the appearance of regional labor markets within Massachusetts by 1800; and the growing preference among commercial farmers for contract-labor rather than day-labor and, after 1830, a reliance on non-local or foreign-born workers.
Quinto took her class of 9-year-old children on a field trip to a city-funded, day-labor work site in North Hollywood near a Home Depot.
The company's annual report brims with upbeat depictions of its "emphasis on worker safety" and how it "treats workers with respect," making it the undisputed leader in a day-labor market that now totals $16 billion a year.
I could drive to a home improvement store and see a day-labor center, but across the street is a hardware store where a group of workers are gathered and down the street is a paint store where other would-be painters are standing around," Cardenas said.
Joe Turner, founder of Save Our State, a group that has been picketing against undocumented workers at day-labor sites in Glendale and around the region, said efforts like forming the Latino congress help to strengthen groups like his.
The protesters were also concerned that groups such as the Minutemen have stirred up anti-immigrant sentiments through their border surveillance activities and protests outside day-labor centers, according to the TV station.