Stable, predictable work schedules elusive for many Illinois workers, paper says

An unpredictable work schedule with irregular shifts has become “a broader, more normative trend across all occupations in Illinois,” says new research co-written by Robert Bruno, a professor of labor and employment relations at Illinois. Bruno’s co-author is Alison Dickson, an instructor in the Labor Education Program at Illinois. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer
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Stable, predictable work schedules elusive for many Illinois workers, paper says
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Stable, predictable work schedules elusive for many Illinois workers, paper says
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — More than 40 percent of hourly workers and 30 percent of salaried workers in Illinois have variable or unpredictable work schedules, resulting in underemployment and work-life conflicts with child care, parenting and other family obligations, says new research conducted by a pair of University of Illinois experts who study labor issues affecting the working class.