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blue collar

of the lower class or working class; of a job or a worker, having to do with manual labor. (Also, when used as an attributive adjective, often blue-collar. Compare this with white collar. Alludes to the typical color of work shirts worn by mechanics, laborers, etc.) His parents were both blue-collar workers. He was the first person in his family to go to college. They bought a house in a nice, settled, blue-collar neighborhood.
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While no purchase is necessary to enter, the first 1,000 entries receive a $1 donation towards National Mill Dog Rescue and a coupon for Project Blue Collar stores and PetHub products and merchandise.
H1b: Higher negative affect levels will be significantly and negatively related to organizational commitment levels for both white and blue collar workers.
For white collars, observed workers' contributions are between 15% and 16% of wages, while the legal contributions are around 18%; for blue collars, observed workers' contributions are around 12% of wages, while legal contributions are set at around 13%.
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She analyzes their class consciousness, their struggle for the right to unionize, their search for a political identity and ideology, their eventual alliance with the blue collar working class, and their emergence as a major force within the labor federation in the C.
This interest is important to make sure that the new developed training schemes are excepted and the blue collar workers can participate in large numbers.
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