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wage slave

n. Informal
A wage earner whose livelihood is completely dependent on the wages earned.
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wage slave

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) ironic a person dependent on a wage or salary
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wage′ slave`


n.
a person who works for a wage, being totally dependent on such income.
[1885–90]
wage′ slav`ery, n.
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Primitive communism, chattel slavery, serf slavery, and wage slavery were necessary stepping-stones in the evolution of society.
It can be argued that slavery became wage slavery in the satanic mills and factories of the 'Great' British Empire.
In the first part of the book, on the Old South, Kolozi shows how Southern slaveowners delineated their peculiar institution as a positive good opposed to the growing industrial "wage slavery" existing in Northern factories and mines.
Fox hunting, wage slavery, zero-hour contracts, grammar schools I could go on.
This suggests that "wage slavery" has a psychological as well as an economic dimension.
He points to black abolitionists' insistence on a difference between British "wage slavery" and chattel slavery as evidence of how deeply they felt the implications of brutalization.
Some of these concern social aspects of production, such as prohibition of child labour, forced labour and wage slavery, and the payment of living wages.
He is certainly a critic of big money capitalism, of an economy based on "jobs;' that is, wage slavery, of most everything that goes by the name of "banking" He calls himself a liberal because he defends personal freedoms.
He draws on critiques of abolitionism, philanthropy overseas, and "Exeter Hall" by such major writers as Carlyle and Dickens, while also analyzing the rhetoric of "wage slavery" in the cause of factory reform.
In Part III, Armstead argues that, after successfully escaping from bondage and avoiding wage slavery, Brown continued to cultivate the flowers of freedom by participating as a citizen in a "rich associational life." (152) He voted, adopted party politics, attended multiple churches, subscribed to newspapers, purchased Bibles and watches, joined the temperance movement, became a member of a fire company, donated hours of work to public highway construction, supported the movement to assist black orphans, served as a guardian (with his wife Julia) for at least three children, worked to establish a colored burial ground in Fishkill, and sustained extensive professional, social, and familial ties with both black and white people.
SIR - When Hywel Francis MP for Aberavon called critically for more support from the Government and not from Tata steel after the billionaire company announced the sacking of 580 people, it showed that wage slavery is alive and kicking in Wales.