The federal department responsible for promoting the working conditions of wage earners in the United States; created in 1913 (noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "labor department" in a sentence
"According to news reports, president elect Obama is considering for Labor Secretary three people who actually know something about labor and actually support the intended mission of the labor department, which is protecting the rights of laborers."
"Huang then allegedly called the labor department using the same alias on Jan. 6 in a bid to retrieve labor insurance data on his tarot students."
"The labor department also fined the local chapter of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees $11,500 for failing to provide sufficient harnessing or netting for four spotlight operators, one of whom was killed in the collapse, and for failing to test soil conditions, which were important for securing the structure to the ground."