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UGRD > LABCTR > 330

Division of Labor: Debating Policy Issues

Description:
In this course, we will study the historical progression from the standard industrial model of work relationships to the nonstandard model in the "new workplace." We will also read and analyze a range of case studies that, together, illustrate the scope and variety of contingent work arrangements examining the various ways in which nonstandard work changes the legal and social foundations of employment. We will consider the problems that contingency creates for many workers; the implications of these changes for workplace justice; the likely reasons for the growth of the contingent work force. We will also consider possible responses to current trends.

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