Problems with Temporary and Subcontracted Work in California

Miranda Dietz
  • Place of Publication: Berkeley
  • Publisher: UC Berkeley Labor Center

Temp Workers in CaliforniaThe nature of employment is changing. Employees are increasingly seen as liabilities rather than assets, and so workers are kept at arm’s length from the companies they ultimately serve. Middle-class long-term jobs are shifting to precarious, low-wage work. These contingent relationships include temporary and subcontracted workers, whose ranks have been growing over the past two decades.

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