Working Class

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Working Class

The class of persons who perform physical labor, skilled labor, domestic duties or similar tasks. Persons in the working class often earn an hourly wage and many (though far from all) have low job security. Examples of those with working class occupations include food servers, miners and construction workers. Some, though not all, are poorly paid. The working class is closely related to, but distinct from, the working poor. See also: Blue collar.
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They are representatives of a skilled professional class and not an organized worker class.
The book's most valuable contribution lies, I think, in its recurrent exposure of psychological processes preventing worker class consciousness and collective action, inhibiting factors which Marx was inclined to overlook in his overriding commitment to social revolution (e.
Nearly 40% of youth entering under the Business class (7) and over 30% of those entering in the Skilled Worker class are "on track" to complete their high school diploma on or before their 19th birthday.