labor for

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labor for someone or something

to work on behalf of someone or something. I labored for them all day, and they didn't even thank me. I have labored for this cause for many years.
See also: labor

labor for something

to work in order to get something, such as money. I was laboring for a pittance, so I decided to get another job. I labor for the love of it.
See also: labor
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While the firm-determined product price exceeds marginal cost at the profit-maximizing quantity of output for a ppm, marginal revenue will equal marginal cost there; similarly, although the firm-determined wage is less than marginal revenue product at the profit-maximizing amount of labor for a rpm, marginal labor cost will equal marginal revenue product there.
Similarly with respect to choosing the profit-maximizing amount of labor; over the range of labor for which marginal revenue product exceeds marginal labor cost for a rpm, the hire of additional labor will increase total profit because total revenue will increase more than total cost; over the range of labor for which marginal revenue product is less than marginal labor cost, the hire of less labor will increase total profit.
In many cases, young workers labor for months, even years, without receiving a single cent.
In addition, it allows businesses greater freedom to lay off workers, increase working hours, and substitute labor for striking workers.
Many first-time mothers labor for more than 12 hours.
Jeong has now brought suit on his own behalf and as a representative of a proposed class of persons who were forced to perform labor for the benefit of Onada and its affiliates anytime between 1929 and 1945.
The court also rejected arguments by the Japanese defendants that the 1965 Japan-Korea Agreement resolved and preempts the claims in California courts of persons who were forced to labor for Japanese companies during World War II.
Andrew James Samet, former Deputy Under Secretary of Labor for International Affairs, has joined the firm.
Once fully deployed, the Enterprise Labor system will process time and labor for approximately 18,000 Boise Cascade employees.
Because the family provided the labor supply for the farm, the work of men and women, girls and boys had to be coordinated and organized to complete the labor for the entire farm.