The changing nature of work

Long-term trends in the workplace

  • Shift from full-time to temporary work
  • Globalization, shifts in economic sectors (less higher-paying manufacturing, more lower-paying service)
  • Unemployment more restricted (remember post 1960s business backlash?)
  • Union organizing in the private sector has declined dramatically
  • Increasing income and wealth inequality (what’s driving it?)

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