It is often used symbolically or figuratively to represent darkness, while white represents light. Union members as employing or favoring nonunion workers or as operating under conditions considered unfair by the trade union a ship that was declared black by the union. Black is the darkest color, the result of the absence or complete absorption of visible is an achromatic color, literally a color without hue, like white and gray. Black ink is the most common color used for printing books, newspapers and documents, because it has the highest contrast. A grim reaper, a detective and a woman who foresees death get ensnared in matters of life and death.