worker-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: individual who does specific work

Commentary: WORKER[+human][+specific] of NP{+superordinate}/{+material}/{+activity}

He is an amazing worker of glass.
The auto workers have gone on strike.
The company laid off ten steel workers yesterday.
The workers of John's painting business put in long hours in the summer.
Who is the hardest worker of our group?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 4

Sense Number 2: generic member of a social class

Commentary: WORKER[+human][+generic] of NP{+locative/+temporal} usually appears in the plural form, does not reference a specific individual

Workers of the world unite!
She feels that workers in our society are exploited.
The modern worker has shorter hours and safer working conditions.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: sterile colony insect that cares for the young

Commentary: WORKER[+insect][-fertile]

The workers of that bee colony take honey to the larvae.
The lives of the workers will be sacrificed to save the queen bee.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3