Labor Education Program

Future of Work

Future of Work explores how work is changing, including the introduction of new technologies and new forms of work organization, and what that means for workers and their unions.

Management is restructuring our workplaces and work processes. The key work-process trends include:

  • Standardization/De-Skilling
  • Intensification/Lean
  • Multi-Skilling/Job Combination/Flexibility
  • Automation/New Technologies
  • Monitoring
  • Outsourcing/Moving Work
The Changing Workplace: A Challenge for Organizers (pdf)

A Labor Extension Program Paper

The Future of Work: Surrendering the Shop Floor Means Surrendering the Future (pdf)
by Charley Richardson, October 2004

Article published in Labor Notes.