The rise of "independent contractors" Is the most significant legal trend in the American workforce -- contributing directly to low pay, irregular hours, and job insecurity. It's become a race to the bottom.
It's been a long, dark road for America's port truck drivers, but finally there's a light at the end of the tunnel. It won't happen overnight, but the nation's port truck drivers are leading the way for all American workers to once again have a shot at the American Dream.
Business majors are fine, but they are preoccupied with theory, proving themselves, and doing it "right." But the English majors are used to getting a tough assignment, figuring it out, and getting it done, (usually) on time.
In this political environment, it's embarrassing to admit my habit. I frequently hang out with other outsourcers. For many of us outsourcing is a quick high and a way to feel... oh, I don't know... cool and (dare I say it) profitable.
Traditionally, workers have gained workplace rights and benefits through their status as fulltime employees. But todays 42 million freelance workers that make up 31 percent of the workforce, must furnish their own social safety nets.