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Adj.1.wage-earning - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers
2.wage-earning - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborerswage-earning - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society
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Judge Boyd is well-known for his historic decision to split a wealthy couple's assets evenly in a divorce settlement valued at nearly $400 million, being the first judge to specifically rule that, in this circumstance, the non-wage-earning spouse's contribution was equal to that of the wage-earning spouse.
It revolves around four general axes: the creation of new wage-earning jobs in all sectors, the development of entrepreneurship and creation of micro-enterprises with promoters' guidance to ensure sustainability of the jobs created, support to ailing companies and preservation of existing jobs, as well as an active accompaniment of job applicants and development of their employability.
Working girls in the West; representations of wage-earning women.
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Of course, in some closely held corporations, the wage-earning shareholders have substantial discretion in determining their own salaries.
Wage-earning mothers of the Progressive-era United States shared a very pressing concern: securing care for their young children during their working hours.
Some stopped working in wage-earning positions altogether in order to spend more time with their families while others took jobs that allowed them to work out of their homes.
It was there, on Kensington Avenue, that my immigrant mother, who'd never held a wage-earning job in her life, decided to make those monthly remittances her singular preoccupation.