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Recent organizing drives and strike activity among technical and professional employees raise the question of whether the employment conditions of these workers are deteriorating more generally. To consider this question, this paper reviews empirical research and national surveys on trends in employment contracts and working conditions of technical and professional employees. On average, we find that employment security and benefits have deteriorated, more pay is at risk, and hours of work have increased, negatively spilling over from work to family life.


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van Jaarsveld, D. D. &Batt, R. (2002). Changes in employment and working conditions among technical and professional workers [Electronic version]. Proceedings of the 54th annual meeting of the Industrial Relations Research Association (pp. 156-163). Madison, WI: Industrial Relations Research Association.

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