Contingent Work

American Employment Relations in Transition

Author: Kathleen Barker,Kathleen Christensen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801484056

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 350

View: 7913

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.

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: 8014

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: 4761

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.

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: 7734

'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.

New Policies for the Part-time and Contingent Workforce

Author: Virginia DuRivage

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563241659

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 141

View: 3496

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.

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: 9471

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

Contingent work

trends, issues and challenges for labour

Author: Suzanne Payette,Conference Board of Canada

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 4451


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: 7989

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: 7869

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)

From orchards to the internet

confronting contingent work abuse

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 63

View: 2378


The Decline in Employment of People with Disabilities

A Policy Puzzle

Author: David C. Stapleton

Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN: 0880992603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 429

View: 3058

Topics covered include changes in the nature of work, rising health care expenditures, changing disability population, the American with Disabilities Act, social security disability insurance.

Workers in America

A Historical Encyclopedia

Author: Robert E. Weir

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884718X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 920

View: 407

This encyclopedia traces the evolution of American workers and labor organizations from pre-Revolutionary America through the present day. * Suggested reading for each entry, including both print and online resources * A chronology of important labor highlights * 350 entries covering key topics

Work: A Very Short Introduction

Author: Stephen Fineman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 019164241X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 8310

The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Work — paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obligatory — is woven into the fabric of all human societies. For many of us, it becomes part of our identity. For others it is a tedious necessity. Living is problematic without paid work, and for many it is catastrophic. Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. Looking at how we classify 'work'; the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work; the ethics of certain types of work; and the factors that will affect the future of work, from globalization to technology, this Very Short Introduction considers work as a concept and as a practical experience, drawing upon ideas from psychology, sociology, management, and social history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Human Resources. Subcommittee on Labor

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor policy

Page: 99

View: 9532