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working classes

noun as in labor force

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Their clear priorities : faster economic growth and promoting upward mobility for the middle and working classes.

Historically, education was one way the middle and working classes, and even the poor, ascended the class ladder.

This leads some to propose that the American middle and working classes has become economically passé.

And that was one of the reasons she was so popular with what were patronisingly called “the aspirational working classes.”

Care about the middle and working classes in economic terms.

During the autumn of this year a turbulent spirit displayed itself among the working classes in the manufacturing districts.

Religious intolerance had driven the most industrious of the working classes to find a refuge in Holland or England.

The condition of the working classes must always be a point of vital importance to the welfare of the state.

Its cost, too, made it all the more burdensome for the poor, and the working classes could scarcely have worn it at all.

He recognised how strongly the tide was setting towards the royalists, but he still thought he had the working classes with him.


On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to working class, such as: blue-collar workers, common laborer, factory laborer, grassroots, laboring class, and plebeians.

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