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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
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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.
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Barbadian pink-collar workers remind us that the global is always imbued with local meaning and that local actors reconfigure the very form that global processes take.
This 41 percent increase was, however, less than the 67 percent increase in pink-collar workers and 468 percent increase in blue-collar workers.