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Precarious Work: Health and Economic Threats: Presented by the California Labor Lab
May 17, 9:00 am – 2:30 pm PDT
In recent decades, employers have increasingly made labor part of just-in-time inventory through mechanisms such as using alternative employment arrangements (project- , task- , and contract-based employment), contingent forms of work, and erosion of working conditions. This has led to economic precarity for workers which, in turn, threatens their health and well-being. This conference is designed to describe the changes in employment and the consequences for worker health as well as nascent attempts to mitigate the effects of these changes through labor activism within and beyond individual workplaces and firms and responsive public policy.