Re: Contingency and Irony


The BLS definition of contingency seems quite narrow. So the BLS doesn't
think of cutting union jobs and subcontracting work to non-union suppliers
as a sign of increasing contingency, for instance. And according to its
stats, explicit 'alternative arrangements' in themselves don't make workers
'contingent.' And not all part-time workers, according to the BLS, are
contingent, as long as workers expect their jobs to last: "Only 10 percent
of all part-time workers were contingent, however."


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