Future of work: Re-defining work (Part 2: Bullshit jobs and post-work)

Future of work: Re-defining work (Part 2: Bullshit jobs and post-work) Phuah Eng Chye (10 November 2018) Discussions on work is wide-ranging and, in this article, I have focused on two topics on the definition of work. The first relates to scepticism on the value of jobs. I have used David Graeber’s insightful article “On … “Future of work: Re-defining work (Part 2: Bullshit jobs and post-work)”

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Future of work: Redefining work (Part 1: Transition to a high-information environment and the definition of work)

Future of work: Redefining work (Part 1: Transition to a high-information environment and the definition of work) Phuah Eng Chye (27 October 2018) “The US manufacturing sector is doing great. Average hourly earnings have risen 25 percent in the past decade. Manufacturing’s contribution to GDP grew from $1.8 trillion in 2008 to $2.2 trillion last … “Future of work: Redefining work (Part 1: Transition to a high-information environment and the definition of work)”

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Future of work: The labour movement (Part 4: Alternative models)

Future of work: The labour movement (Part 4: Alternative models) Phuah Eng Chye (13 October 2018) Though the role of trade unions and the collective bargaining process have diminished, there is no shortage of alternative models that can be used to organise labour. Worker representation and co-determination trade union models. The US firm-level trade union … “Future of work: The labour movement (Part 4: Alternative models)”

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Future of work: The labour movement (Part 3: Assessing the social media-based model)

Future of work: The labour movement (Part 3: Assessing the social media-based model) Phuah Eng Chye (6 October 2018) Labour 3.0 seems to be evolving down the path of a grassroots social movement. This is made possible by the advent of social media which has provided the tools for self-organisation at the grass-roots level. Social … “Future of work: The labour movement (Part 3: Assessing the social media-based model)”

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Future of work: The labour movement (Part 2: Labour as a social movement)

Future of work: The labour movement (Part 2: Labour as a social movement) Phuah Eng Chye (29 September 2018) The decline of the trade unions was largely due to the transition out of manufacturing and the advent of alternative work forms. It was accompanied by a hardening in corporate and government actions against the labour … “Future of work: The labour movement (Part 2: Labour as a social movement)”

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Future of work: The labour movement (Part 1: Labour 3.0)

Future of work: The labour movement (Part 1: Labour 3.0) Phuah Eng Chye (22 September 2018) “What’s now required of us in labor is not a sentimental longing for the New Deal, an attempt to turn back the clock to a different economy and a different era, or a return to the collective bargaining model … “Future of work: The labour movement (Part 1: Labour 3.0)”

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