Teamsters: Temp Work Won’t Get America Back On Track
Post-Great Recession America may not be a place of double-digit unemployment. But the number of jobs where workers can earn an honest living that supports a family with the basics has shrunk substantially. And much of that is due to big business hiring tricks that have created an underclass of temporary employees.
Increasingly, corporate America is filling its coffers by contracting with staffing agencies that bring in workers that do the same jobs as their permanent colleagues, but for a fraction of the cost. Not only do they make only a portion of the salary, they also toil without access to vacation and sick days or retirement benefits. They face termination for missing work, even if they have spent years on the job. These workers have no recourse to challenge such job actions.