pink-collar

(redirected from Pink-collar worker)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

pink-col·lar

(pĭnk′kŏl′ər)
adj.
Of or relating to a class of jobs, such as typist or telephone operator, once traditionally filled by women.

pink-collar

adj
(Sociology) of, relating to, or designating low-paid occupations traditionally associated with female workers. Compare blue-collar, white-collar

pink′-col′lar



adj.
of or pertaining to employment traditionally held by women, as nursing and secretarial work.
[1975–80]

pink-collar

Being or typical of jobs that were traditionally held by women, such as secretarial posts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.pink-collar - of or relating to a class of jobs once traditionally filled by women; "a pink-collar employee"
white-collar - of or designating salaried professional or clerical work or workers; "the coal miner's son aspired to a white-collar occupation as a bookkeeper"
Translations

pink-collar

adj attrFrauen-; pink-collar jobstypische Frauenberufe pl
References in periodicals archive ?
The clerical employment boom is fading; the pink-collar worker is getting the pink slip.
The increase in real wage gap between non-union members in unionized enterprises and workers in enterprises without any union has been higher for white-collar workers than for blue-collar and pink-collar workers. The decline in wage gap between non-union members and union-members and increase in wage gap between non-union members and workers in enterprise without any union have been high in group 3 enterprises whereas it stayed almost the same in group 1 enterprises (Tables 13, 14, 15).
A particular stumbling block in the federal law is the so-called administrative exemption, under which many white-and pink-collar workers are classified as exempt from overtime.
Focusing on the interrelationship of glamour and work, she demonstrates how these pink-collar workers gradually fought discrimination to gain recognition and respect as safety professionals.
Moos supports and undermines the stage on which these mostly retired blue- and pink-collar workers act out imposing and benign scenarios.
These movements nationally and globally need to reach out to sweatshop workers, temporary workers, white-collar, pink-collar workers and mangers.