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Temp jobs have been disappearing. That's actually good news for workers and companies.

Jan 2, 2024
Workers prefer the stability of permanent jobs, and permanent workers tend to be more productive.
The temporary employment sector has weakened as demand softened and many temps became permanent.
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Automakers aren't the only manufacturers that rely on temporary workers

Sep 21, 2023
They're usually cheaper than permanent employees, but they can reduce productivity.
The UAW is demanding an end to tiered labor in the next contract. As of now, temporary workers are paid less than permanent employees.
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Automakers rely on temp and "tiered" workers. The UAW wants them to stop.

Sep 18, 2023
The practice dates back to the federal bailout in the 2000s.
Up to 40% of autoworkers in some plants are tiered, according to Syracuse University professor Tod Rutherford.
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How temp workers became the norm in America

Nov 15, 2018
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
Nissan auto factory workers (from left to right) Eric Hearn, Travis Parks and Antonio Ivy. 
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In Mississippi, labor rights can also be civil rights

Nov 14, 2018
Some workers at the Nissan plant in Canton, Mississippi, are framing their fight for a union and higher wages as part of a longer fight for equality in the Deep South.
After a night shift, Nissan auto factory workers Travis Parks, Eric Hearn and Antonio Ivy gather at a Canton, Mississippi, truck stop.
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