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contract labor

labor coercible by the enforceable provisions of a contract.
foreign labor supplied under contract for a particular job. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • We have a contract labor Law which forbids the importation of labor.

    The Cloud Sartell Prentice
  • The only restriction was a technical one about contract labor.

    Proclaim Liberty! Gilbert Seldes
  • It is a form of contract labor in which a farmer employs workers on his farm as a united body through its representative or boss.

  • contract labor is used here in working the rice fields and sugar plantations.

    The Flying Bo'sun

    Arthur Mason
  • The new government has undertaken to abolish a system of contract labor which has been described as little short of slavery.

    The Old World and Its Ways

    William Jennings Bryan
  • contract labor Act of February 26, to prevent importation of labor under the padrone or other similar system.

    Aliens or Americans? Howard B. Grose
  • The male indians of Tuxtla are, in large part, employed in contract labor on fincas at a distance from the town.

    In Indian Mexico (1908) Frederick Starr
  • Should the contract labor system in public prisons be forbidden?

  • contract labor of this kind is quite different from the peonage and contract labor of the non-industrial races.

  • The Japanese, with contract labor abolished, have shown a disposition to strike for higher wages.

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