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blue collar

Characteristic of the working class, especially manual laborers. The phrase refers to the collar of a laborer's uniform, in contrast to the "white collar" shirts that typically accompany formal dress. I come from a blue collar family, so I will always champion the common man's concerns. Blue collar workers have always been an important part of our economy.
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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.
See also: blue, collar
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Indeed, 86% of blue collar workers say they are satisfied with their jobs, and 91% indicate their work makes them "proud"--and, as the paper reports, blue collar workers are more likely to have a positive outlook about the direction of the country.
The combination of surprisingly robust demand for blue collar workers and their limited supply is forcing companies to increase pay at the bottom end of the scale.
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Meanwhile, a separate study published today shows factory and other blue collar workers have been hit harder than white collar staff by rising levels of unemployment.