Sweated Labor

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Sweated Labor

Work done in a sweatshop. Sweated labor is work done in poor conditions for low level, often below subsistence, wages. See also: Minimum wage, Living wage.
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Whereas food, sexual and sweat labor substances make one a part of a kin group, drug substances lead a person down new roads of personal choice and taste.
Irons notes that "In a statement that would have made little sense to textile workers suffering from stretch-out, Senator Robert Wagner, a dedicated worker's advocate, explained that under Roosevelt's New Deal, 'efficiency, rather than the ability to sweat labor .
Off-the-homestead sweat labor over any significant distance will be impractical.