Millennial Employees Aren’t The Problem. The Transformed Workplace Is.
The nature of work has changed, and millennials are getting screwed.
By David Weil. HuffPost Op-Ed. 12/14/2017.
No statistic better tells the story of the changed world facing millennials than one closely linked to the American dream ― the belief that children will do better economically than their parents, and will be happier, better educated and more secure as a result.
For many in the previous century, that dream coincided with reality. Children born in 1940 had a 90 percent chance of earning more than their parents by the time they arrived at prime working age. That is not surprising, since for the period from the end of World War II to the late 1970s, growth in per capita gross domestic product and productivity accompanied growth in real earnings.
“The Real Future of Work,” by Danny Vinik, Politico Magazine, January/February 2018. Read the piece.
“Tax Law Offers a Carrot to Gig Workers. But It May Have Costs.,” by Noam Schneider, New York Times. 12.31.17. Read the piece.
“Grieving Mother’s Firing Sparks Backlash Against Chinese Education Startup,”
by Peter Elstrom and David Ramli. Bloomberg Businessweek,12.21.17. Read
“2017 Boyle Award–David Weil, PhD,” The Labor Guild website. 11.27.17. Read about
this year’s award recipient.
“Lots of Employees Get Misclassified as Contractors. Here’s Why It Matters,” Harvard Business Review. 7.5.17. Read the article.
“How to Make Employment Fair in an Age of Contracting and Temp Work,” Harvard Business Review. 3.3.17. Read the article.