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The Big Sell
Berton, Pierre
Degraded Work: The Struggle at the Bottom of the Labor Market
Doussard, Marc
Doussard demonstrates that the decline in wages and working conditions is anything but the unavoidable result of competitive economic forces. Rather, he makes the case that service sector and other lo...
Enough With the Just In Time Schedules, Say Retail Workers
Brown, Jenny
Employers increasingly use part-time scheduling to decrease costs and crush attempts at worker organizing. Scheduling software now cuts shifts into chunks as small as 15-minutes. Last-minute schedule ...
45 Days of Solidarity: How Verizon workers outmatched the country's largest telecommunications company.
Katch, Danny
The strike by 39,000 Verizon workers -- members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) -- ended after forty-five days with a tentativ...
How the New Flexible Economy is Making Workers Lives Hell
Reich, Robert
Whatever it's called – just-in-time scheduling, on-call staffing, on-demand work, independent contracting, or the "share economy" -- the result is the same: No predictability, no economic security.
Retail Workers Fight 'Just in Time' Scheduling
Freleng, Maggie
On-call shift scheduling is rough on a largely part-time and female work force trying to keep up with families, school and second jobs. Some workers are asking for better terms.
Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
Greenwald, Robert (director)
A documentary film about the largest company on earth, featuring the stories and everyday lives of families and communities struggling to survive in a Wal-Mart world.

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A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to retailing and the retail industry in the Sources directory for the media.