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Synonyms for labor

physical exertion that is usually difficult and exhausting

to exert one's mental or physical powers, usually under difficulty and to the point of exhaustion

to express at greater length or in greater detail

Synonyms for labor

an organized attempt by workers to improve their status by united action (particularly via labor unions) or the leaders of this movement

a political party formed in Great Britain in 1900

the federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States

strive and make an effort to reach a goal

undergo the efforts of childbirth

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It is my hope that through early diagnosis and appropriate intervention, many women might be liberated not only from long and difficult labors but from complications of such labors leading to inevitable cesarean sections.
9%, minorities and the least-skilled members of society continue to face an exceptionally difficult labor market.
Health care costs have become an increasingly difficult labor issue over the past several years, and now the problem is reaching crisis proportions," said Mr.
March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Teamsters at Diamond Walnut voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify a new five-year contract, resolving a long and difficult labor dispute that began in 1991.
However, the difficult labor negotiations with wide differences between the two sides on the key issues such as plant closures and sourcing of tires from non-North American tire operations, suggest the operating turnaround predicated on a successfully renegotiated labor contract is at risk.
Hurtgen, Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the agency responsible for mediating many of the nation's most difficult labor negotiations, commended both labor and management negotiators today for the settlement ending a nearly two-month work stoppage affecting 3,300 employees in 44 stores in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
Strong Current Conditions Leading to Difficult Labor Market for Employers, and Increasing Prices for Housing
Williams Controls' Board Chairman Gene Goodson stated, "We are very pleased to have this very difficult labor negotiation behind us.
The key to achieving the operational standards was to fully staff our hourly and management ranks with quality employees despite the extremely difficult labor market.
some of which are overstaffed and financially weak -- within an already difficult labor market.
The challenges inherent in privatizing the remaining large enterprises -- some of which are overstaffed and financially weak --within an already difficult labor market.
America West reported record first half 1998 earnings, during which time the ratings were placed under review for a possible upgrade, but faltered in the third quarter due to difficult labor negotiations and consequent service problems.
Bost Building, Homestead - $2 million to redevelop the historic building, which was a union steelworkers headquarters in 1892 during one of the nation's most difficult labor strikes.
For this, we are especially grateful to our customers who have supported us throughout this difficult labor situation.
Dora and Miss Babineau work together in helping the women who come knocking on Miss Babineau's front door looking for support through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies, and unfulfilling sex lives.