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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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Mr Cameron told his conference: "That's right, Labour: you're not for working people, but hurting people.
And many now believe the Tories are the party of working people.
I'm standing in this election because working people need our own voice in politics in order to focus on bringing people together to demand more resources - not to pit communities against each other to fight for scarcer resources.
Separating Scotland would damage the rights and conditions of working people across the country and would lead to a damaging race to the bottom.
The spate of fawning eulogies to the late premier Ralph Klein, the ongoing dominance of Conservative governments, and a potential veer towards even more right-populism in the Wildrose Party, suggest the publication of Working People in Alberta might serve as a necessary corrective to mass media amnesia that portrays this province as a neoliberal nirvana.
Mr Miliband told unions, MPs and other delegates: "I am proud of our link with working people and with trade unions.
If they did, they would have to come down to the hard working people in towns and villages across the country to give these awards to.
If we assume, for the sake of argument, that all wage-earners are working people, we would be putting a chief executive of a bank in the same category as a road-sweeper, who earns one hundredth of what the former earns; a managing partner in a big auditing firm would be in the same social grouping as a construction site worker as they are both working people.
Gordon Brown and his party have betrayed the working people of this country.
The bald reality is that these are the toughest economic times in recent memory and working people are frightened for their futures.
The result means there will still be independent political representation for working people on the city council.
Fine is careful not to claim that these REO Joe's are more representative of American working people than the Popular Front children of the immigrants that loom so large in twentieth century labor historiography, but the implication is clearly there that understanding these folks should help labor historians better understand the recent trajectory of American workers.