The Precarious Employment Podcast

From KPFA’s Against the Grain:

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The era of stable, secure, steady work with one employer is over. According to Andrew Ross, author of the book Nice Work If You Can Get It, precarity has become a central element in people’s lives. What explains the rise of contingent employment, and how prevalent has it become in the creative economy and in education? Ross talks about recent trends and their impact, and offers his vision of an alternative to “flexploitation.”