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1. A member or supporter of a labor movement or union.
2. Laborite A member of a political party representing labor.


(ˈleɪ bəˌraɪt)

a member of a political party promoting the interests of labor.
[1885–90, Amer.]


a member of a political party or other group allied with the interests of labor.
See also: Organized Labor
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A 1908 Claude Marquet cartoon thus pictured Labor as the sole builder of the nation beneath the Australian flag (Figure 3): old-age pensions, a Deakinite initiative, are now presented as a Laborite invention.
He described himself as a laborite, a civil rights advocate, a civil libertarian, and an advocate for all oppressed people.
Drawing upon contemporary labour movement writings, union and ALP conference proceedings and, in particular, the views of the Victorian Laborite Frank Anstey, this article suggests that the wartime labour movement was not in theory opposed to conscription.
Agricultural production depends upon two factors, first productivity of the land and the second productivity of the agricultural laborite first improved a lot but not the second.
There is surely much to commend in the record of Australian John Howard, who just decisively lost the prime ministership to Laborite Kevin Rudd after 11 years in office.
His reforms were Thatcherite in their free-market ideology, but Laborite in generous funding.
In addition, "Those other countries that have found ways to accommodate gay relationships almost all have strong laborite, social democratic, or socialist traditions.
One prominent Laborite called Blair's position "deeply reckless.
And to Palestinians, her appointment signals a brake on Defence Minister Binyamin `Fuad' Ben-Eliezer, a notoriously belligerent Laborite.
To suggest that rescue and sovereignty were uniquely Laborite goals, and then to declare every endorsement of rescue and sovereignty an endorsement of Labor Zionism, hardly does justice to the historical record.
This oft-quoted response to a union organizer's pitch by an anonymous Black laborer at Chicago's anti-union Armour and Company packinghouse in 1919 matches a once commonplace white laborite notion of how Black industrial workers responded to unionization early in the twentieth century.
His politics were similarly changeable: The Oxford Leninist evolved into a conventional leftist during the Laborite ascendancy of the |60s, and the rise of the conservatives shaped the right-wing populist so reviled by the forces of virtue today.