How Subcontracting Affects Worker Safety

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David Weil, School of Management

There’s been a change in the American labor market over the past few decades, as more workers — many of them young, inexperienced and willing to work for low wages — are now employed by a vast network of subcontractors that affects not just industries like tower climbers and construction, but also the health care, logistics, retail and service industries…

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