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a person who works at a specific occupation

a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)

sterile member of a colony of social insects that forages for food and cares for the larvae

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The workers were the fellows toiling for grubstakes.
go in for swindling the workers. Not only did he not have the heart for it, but it did not strike him as a sporting proposition.
The scales are either taken out of the maker's pockets by the workers, or tinkle down on the workers while they wait.
But now, no sooner was the wax-cluster in position than the workers below broke out again.
But we're hatching out drones with workers' stomachs; workers with drones' stomachs; and albinoes and mixed-leggers who can't pack pollen--like that poor little beast yonder.
Another, an eyeless drone with no feelers, said that all brood-cells should be perfect circles, so as not to interfere with the grub or the workers. He proved that the old six-sided cell was solely due to the workers building against each other on opposite sides of the wall, and that if there were no interference, there would be no angles.
"Suppose now, we sound workers tried to raise a Princess in some clean corner?"
There were sheets on sheets of level, even brood-comb that had held in its time unnumbered thousands of unnamed workers; patches of obsolete drone-comb, broad and high-shouldered, showing to what marks the male grub was expected to grow; and two-inch deep honey-magazines, empty, but still magnificent, the whole gummed and glued into twisted scrap-work, awry on the wires; half-cells, beginnings abandoned, or grandiose, weak-walled, composite cells pieced out with rubbish and capped with dirt.
The wedding was two weeks off, when, one afternoon, in San Francisco, Catherine Van Vorst picked him up and whisked him away to see a Boys' Club, recently instituted by the settlement workers in whom she was interested.
He it was who married Mary Condon, President of the International Glove Workers' Union No.
These new undertakings--the farms, the mill, the plantations, and the roads-- have given employment to all the various kinds of workers whom I had called in.
It often happens that the larger or the smaller sized workers are the most numerous; or that both large and small are numerous, with those of an intermediate size scanty in numbers.
Thus in Eciton, there are working and soldier neuters, with jaws and instincts extraordinarily different: in Cryptocerus, the workers of one caste alone carry a wonderful sort of shield on their heads, the use of which is quite unknown: in the Mexican Myrmecocystus, the workers of one caste never leave the nest; they are fed by the workers of another caste, and they have an enormously developed abdomen which secretes a sort of honey, supplying the place of that excreted by the aphides, or the domestic cattle as they may be called, which our European ants guard or imprison.
Worker wages and benefits improve, not as a result of government interference but in the natural economic context in which workers are paid in harmony with their true value.
Mike Simonds, senior vice president of marketing and product development for UnumProvident, said the long-term disability claim cost of an average 55-year-old worker is more than double that of an average 45-year-old.