Contingent Work

American Employment Relations in Transition

Author: Kathleen Barker,Kathleen Christensen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 2057

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.

The Shadow Workforce

Perspectives on Contingent Work in the United States, Japan, and Europe

Author: Sandra E. Gleason

Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN: 0880992891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 349

View: 2990

This book provides an overview of the facts and issues of nonstandard employment in the countries where this labor market phenomenon has been most studied: the United States, Japan, and the European Union

Contingent Work

A Chart Book on Part-time and Temporary Employment

Author: Polly Callaghan

Publisher: Economic Policy Inst


Category: Contract labor

Page: 48

View: 4696

Contingent workers are those employed in jobs that do not fit the traditional description of a full-time, permanent job with benefits. Contingent work takes the form of part-time, temporary, and contract employment. The number of contingent workers in 1988 has been estimated at between 29.9 and 36.6 million, representing 25-30 percent of the civilian work force. Reasons to be disturbed about the growth and magnitude of contingent employment include the following: the potential negative effects on the overall economy; inequities in pay and health benefits and lack of workplace protections that many contingent workers experience; and potential burdens these inequities may place on the welfare system. Those employed in part-time work are disproportionately female, younger (16-24), or older (65+), and those employed in temporary work are disproportionately female, minority, and young. Growth in contingent employment has been motivated by structural shifts, avoidance of fringe benefits costs, and short-and long-run flexibility. Policy options include direct regulation of the quantity of contingent work, reduction of contingent workers by use of other forms of work arrangements to provide flexibility, and reporting by users of contingent workers to a regulatory agency. (Twenty-five figures and one chart are provided. Appendixes include 10 tables, a 19-item bibliography, a list of 6 Economic Policy Institute publications, and a list of 10 other publications of interest.) (YLB)

Contingent work

trends, issues and challenges for labour

Author: Suzanne Payette,Conference Board of Canada

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

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Contingent Work, Disrupted Lives

Labour and Community in the New Rural Economy

Author: Anthony Winson,Belinda Leach

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802084262

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 5979

The new rural economy involves a fundamental shift in the stability and security of people's lives and ultimately causes wrenching change and an arduous struggle as rural dwellers struggle to rebuild their lives in the new economic terrain.

Core and Contingent Work in the European Union

A Comparative Analysis

Author: Edoardo Ales,Olaf Deinert,Jeff Kenner

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1782258701

Category: Law

Page: 328

View: 3154

Labour and social security law studies have addressed the topic of the decline of the standard employment relationship mainly from the point of view of the growing number of atypical relationships. Only a limited number of studies have examined the issue from the perspective of the differentiation between core and contingent work. Such an examination is necessary as the increase in contingent work leads to complicated legal questions which vary between European states depending on the type of contingent arrangements that have become most prevalent. This book analyses, using a comparative approach, these different types of contingency from a national and EU perspective touching on the work relationship from a labour as well as a social security point of view. The aim of the book is to identify and analyse those questions adopting an innovative approach and to put forward proposals for safeguarding social cohesion within undertakings and European society.

Conference on the Growing Contingent Work Force: Flexibility at the Price of Fairness?: Conference of the Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on La

Author: United States Congress Senate Committ

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378920206

Category: History

Page: 104

View: 8644

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The Contingent Workforce

Business and Legal Strategies

Author: Michael S. Horne,Thomas S. Williamson, Jr.,Anthony Herman

Publisher: Law Journal Press

ISBN: 9781588520906

Category: Law

Page: 400

View: 4834

Spanning several legal disciplines--tax, employee benefits, labor and discrimination--it explains the different types of work arrangements and their legal consequences.

Conference on the Growing Contingent Work Force; Flexibility at the Price of Fairness?

Conference of the Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session, February 8, 19

Author: United States Committee on La Resources

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656519217

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

View: 4719

Excerpt from Conference on the Growing Contingent Work Force; Flexibility at the Price of Fairness?: Conference of the Subcommittee on Labor of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred Third Congress, Second Session, February 8, 1994 The first panel toda will focus on how fast the contingent work force is growing and e impact of this trend on workers. The sec ond panel will focus on corporate strategies and Federal policies with respect to this trend. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

New Policies for the Part-time and Contingent Workforce

Author: Virginia DuRivage

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563241659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 779

While much attention has been focused on the rise of the modern Chinese nation, little or none has been directed at the emergence of "citizenry". This book examines thinkers from the period 1890-1920 in modern China, and shows how China might forge a modern society with a political citizenry.

Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States

Author: Ola Bergström,Donald W. Storrie

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781008126

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 8494

'Bergström and Storrie are to be praised for what stands as a highly readable, engaging account of the development of temporary work, and also one that breaks new ground. The focus here is not just on profiling national trends, but also on locating them in a broader regulatory context. At a time when even the most passive regulation is derided for undermining "flexibility" and holding back growth, the insights contained in this book are of considerable value. In my view, Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States should be essential reading both for academics and policymakers.' - Ian Kirkpatrick, Industrial Relations Journal Contingent Employment in Europe and the United States examines the developments in labour markets in advanced economies in the 21st century, as regards contingent employment. This is defined as employment relationships that can be terminated with minimal costs within a predetermined period of time. This includes fixed-term contracts, temporary agency work and self-employment. Contingent employment has been the subject of much legislative activity in the last decade, at both the national and European level. Temporary agency work, in particular, has recently been extensively deregulated in most European countries and currently we await the fate of a proposed EU directive on agency work. The book is therefore highly topical.


The Social Regulation of Labor Markets

Author: Jamie Peck

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781572300446

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1642

Challenging the prevailing idea that labor markets are governed by universal economic processes, this significant work argues instead that labor markets develop in tandem with social and political institutions, and thus function in locally specific ways. Focusing on the complex social processes that lie at the heart of the labor market, the author offers a provocative new perspective and proposes new ways of conducting research in the area.