Contingent and Non-Standard Work in the United States: Towards a More Poorly Compensated, Insecure Workforce

  • Sam Rosenberg
  • June Lapidus
Part of the Critical Perspectives on Work and Organisations book series


In the United States we hear much about ‘family friendly’ workplace initiatives. There are more dual-earner couples and female-headed households bringing to the fore work/family conflicts. Employers are said to be responding with more ‘family friendly’ working time arrangements. As jobs become more flexible and work schedules more diverse, it is alleged that the ‘factory clock’ is in the process of becoming more aligned with the cycles of workers’ personal lives. Moreover, it is argued that workers have not had to pay for these more desirable work arrangements through lower compensation or poorer benefit packages.


Contingent Worker Independent Contractor Monthly Labor Review Employment Arrangement Contract Firm 
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  • June Lapidus

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