Steven Greenhouse, Lawrence Mishel, Katherine V.W. Stone, & David Weil
Steven Greenhouse was a New York Times reporter for 31 years, including 19 as its labor and workplace reporter. He is author of Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor, to be published by Knopf in August.
Lawrence Mishel is a distinguished fellow at the Economic Policy Institute after serving as president from 2002–2017.
Katherine V.W. Stone is Arjay and Frances Miller Distinguished Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. She specializes in labor and arbitration law.
David Weil is dean and professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He served as the Wage and Hour Administrator at the U.S. Department of Labor during the Obama administration.
David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP A group of Fight for $15 protestors gather to support striking McDonald's workers, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This continues our discussion about the future of decent jobs and gig work. See here for part one. New Strategies for Better Jobs prospect-debates-icon.jpg By Steven Greenhouse Standard employment. Non-standard employment. Alternative work arrangements. Independent contractors. Contract employees. These can be confusing terms, without clear lines, and we owe thanks to David Weil, Heidi Shierholz, and John Schmitt for doing such an excellent job dissecting these terms and clarifying what is happening in the nation’s labor force. While there will be continued debate about how to measure the number of non-standard workers, what employers are doing is crystal clear. They are, as David Weil explained so brilliantly in The Fissured Workplace , employing myriad strategies—contracting out, misclassifying, hiring through apps, employing...