- a foreign worker permitted to work in a country, especially in Western Europe, on a temporary basis.
Origin of guest worker
1965–70; translation of German Gastarbeiter
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Examples from the Web for guest worker
The current guest-worker program could further drive down wages in both high- and low-skill sectors.Democrats Accept the Guest Worker Program
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If that is the case, a guest-worker program could cause big problems for the GOP.Why Are Conservatives Endorsing a Guest Worker Program?
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The Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO have to agree on the scale of a guest-worker program.Washington Is Waiting for Godot as President Obama’s Second-Term Agenda Stalls
April 9, 2013
Business and labor came to terms on the guest-worker question.Slight Revision on Immigration
April 1, 2013