wage earner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wage earner someone who earn wages in return for their labor
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Usage

In literature:

Its intent was to offset, to some extent, the loss incurred by the family in the death of its wage-earner.
"The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 1, January 1886" by Various
First: It is evident that the interests of the eleven million wage-earners are, as a whole, opposed to those of the employing class.
"Socialism" by John Spargo
All of these things meant an upward lift to the Eastern wage earner.
"The Frontier in American History" by Frederick Jackson Turner
I massacre thousands upon thousands of wage earners a year.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
They are wage-earners in a degree that compares well with the general population.
"The Deaf" by Harry Best
Archie B. looked at them curiously as the small wage-earners filed past him for work.
"The Bishop of Cottontown" by John Trotwood Moore
Of course, many of these wage-earners are furnished their meals in addition to wages; some have meals and room.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
Business men and wage-earners began it, and the farmer has been forced to follow their example.
"Church Cooperation in Community Life" by Paul L. Vogt
But no spirit of co-operation may now prompt one wage-earner to ask, or another to proffer, assistance in working for wages.
"Change in the Village" by (AKA George Bourne) George Sturt
The condition of American wage-earners is incomparably better than that of working people in Europe.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, October 1887" by Various
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In news:

The law requires that the state minimum wage be increased for inflation each year according to the change in the federal Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers ( CPI -W) during the 12 months ending each Aug 31.
An idyllic community where average wage-earners once raised their families.
Mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio told a roomful of the city's top wage earners Thursday morning that he wants to raise their taxes.
If there is more than one wage-earner in the family, does the tithe apply to all income.
Before you assume that this commentary comes from another rich so and so, let me assure you that I am definitely not a member of the upper class of wage earners.
During the visit, Obama spoke about the economy, the middle class, and his plan to raise taxes on top wage earners.
One of the fixes to Social Security proposed by some federal lawmakers would eliminate the tax break afforded the nation’s top wage earners.
That behavior earns a spot within the top 20 percent of wage earners in America.
Each year, the program considers how prices are rising (as measured by the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers).
I would bet that they were wage earners not welfare reciepents.
All hourly wage earners and other employees covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act are entitled to receive overtime compensation if they work more than 40 hours in a week.
After hearing the trillion dollar debt figures bandied about recently, I wondered how many wage earners there are and subsequently how much each of us would owe if the debt was shared equally.
In 2009 there were 138 million wage earners.
The best way to help the wage earner is to help the wage payer.
American wage-earners soon will begin receiving W-2 forms from their employers, signaling that the annual rite of paying income taxes is upon us.
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In science:

How soon? Beginning approximately in 2010, which is 1945 (the end of World War II) plus 65 years (the nominal age of retirement), wage earners that had been paying income taxes and capitalizing equity markets will retire and begin to withdraw funds.
Observations of Extrasolar Planets Enabled by a Return to the Moon
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