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day labor

n.
Labor hired and paid by the day.

day laborer n.
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I am not used to day labor. It is not in my nature to spend my life in fattening fowls; I cannot stoop about turning over the soil for vegetables, nor flourish a whip and drive a cart, nor scrub down a horse in a stable all my life, so I must die of starvation, I suppose?
JACOBABAD -- The leaders and the workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Jacobabad marked Labor Day and lit the candles with blood to pay great homage to the laborers, workers and martyrs of Chicago, who laid down their lives for fundamental rights in 1886, at Deputy Commissioner Office Chowk on the eve of an international day Labor Day on Wednesday.
Their topics include The Crescent City and the rewriting of the history of race and labor in the US, Black women and markets in New Orleans before 1820, the centrality of economics and employment to New Orleans Voodoo during the Great Depression, the history of the New Orleans praline woman, and day labor organizing in the Big Easy.
In recent months, he had been known to frequent parks near the Eugene Mission as well as local day labor pickup and drop-off sites, Mueller said.
"They face the greatest dangers because [many of them] have not done day labor before, and they don't have the training," explains Eric Rodriguez, executive director of the Latino Union.
The intervening two years were a nightmare familiar to the working poor: makeshift living quarters, frantic attempts to keep self and family together, patched-up and unreliable old cars, part-time jobs augmented by day labor and futile efforts to stay ahead of the bill collectors.
Another group that focuses on worker issues among African Americans and Latinos is Humboldt Park's San Lucas Workers Center, which organizes day labor workers.
We're now building local leadership teams that can organize at day labor corners, in motels and hotels, and in communities.
These alternative unions generally represent workers "at or below the poverty level" who toil in various trades and industries, including food service, home health care, domestic work, manufacturing and day labor. The groups range from civil rights-based job campaigns and welfare rights organizations to domestic workers' unions and feminist labor groups.
Another option, though still somewhat dicey, is organized day labor centers that offer such services as English classes, job training, and dispute resolution.
Organic farming is an all day, every day labor intensive job, but it is without purpose if Georgia consumers don't value the effort enough to pay a realistic price for this commitment.