ERIC Number: ED305471
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Flexible Workstyles: A Look at Contingent Labor. Conference Summary.
Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
This report summarizes the presentations and discussions at a conference on contingent labor sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. The first two sections are introductory: (1) "Introduction to the Role of Contingent Labor" (Kathleen Christensen, Mary Murphree); and (2) "Between Now and the Year 2000: A Glimpse of the Workplace" (Jill Houghton Emery). These sections are followed by five sections that cover the following topics: (1) The Big Picture of Contingent Workers--"Understanding the Data on Part-Time and Temporary Employment" (Thomas J. Plewes); and "Historical Perspectives on Part-Time and Temporary Workers" (Joyce L. Kornbluh); (2) Forces Driving Contingent Work--"International Competition: Its Impact on Employment" (Roberta V. McKay); "Office Automation Technology and Contingent Work Modes" (Vary T. Coates); and "Production Organization and Worktime: The Emergence of a Contingent Labor Market" (Susan Christopherson); (3) Variants of Contingent Work--"Part-Time Employment: Crosscurrents of Change" (Helen Axel); "The Temporary Help Industry: Filling the Needs of Workers and Business" (Sharon Canter); "Temporary Help Is Becoming a Permanent Solution" (Anne H. Nelson); "Independent Contracting" (Kathleen Christensen); and "Employee Leasing" (Jeff S. Day); (4) Some Implications and Consequences of Contingent Work--"Shifts in Labor Market Structure and Patterns of Occupational Training" (Marcia Freedman); "Union Responses to Contingent Work: Are Win-Win Outcomes Possible?" (Eileen Appelbaum, Judith Gregory); and "Women's Labor Force Attachment: Rise of Contingent Work" (Kathleen Christensen); and (5) Conclusions--Issues for Research, Public Debate, and Policy Action. A list of conference participants is included in the report. (KC)
Descriptors: Consultants, Cost Effectiveness, Employed Women, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Practices, Flexible Working Hours, Futures (of Society), Multiple Employment, Part Time Employment, Policy Formation, Public Policy, Temporary Employment, Underemployment, Unions, Working Hours
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Bureau (DOL), Washington, DC.
Note: Proceedings of the conference "The Contingent Workplace: New Directions for Work in the Year 2000."