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Contingent Work
By Kathleen Barker

Contingent Work

American Employment Relations in Transition

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Contingent Work by Kathleen Barker

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The successful 1997 strike by the Teamsters against UPS, and the overwhelming support the American public gave the strikers highlighted the impact of contingent work-an umbrella term for a variety of tenuous and insecure employment arrangements such as temping, independent contracting, employee leasing, and some self-employment and part-time or part-year work. This new book contends that contingent work represents a profound deviation from the employment relations model that dominated most of this century's labor relations. It delineates essential features of contingent work from both the worker's and the organization's point of view. Articulating a variety of perspectives from various disciplines, the contributors examine the business forces driving contingent work and assess the consequences of working contingently for the individual, family, and community, taking into account issues of race, class, and gender. They ask how current labor and employment laws need to be rewritten to provide contingent workers with the same comprehensive protections offered to permanent employees. In the final chapter, the editors comment on the status of research on contingent work and chart future research directions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801484056
ISBN-10: 0801484057
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Cornell University Press
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Publish Date: 25-Jun-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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