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The Time Crunch

The Time Crunch 544174 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014544174New Labor ForumClawson and Gerstel research-article2014 The Changing Faces of Poverty and Inequality New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 32 –38 The Time Crunch: Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Will Labor Lead? sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014544174 nlf.sagepub.com 1 1 Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel Keywords labor, trade unions, time, work hours, schedules, gender, class, working class, equality, capitalism What issue drives people crazy and provides women is substantially greater: they work for the most potential for a broad-based labor pay 20.3 percent more hours per year than in upsurge? Although stagnating pay, job insecu- 1979. Women’s annual paid hours are still sig- rity, and unemployment all belong on the list, the nificantly less than men’s—an average of 1,729 time crunch is at or near the top. Sometimes the for women and 2,000 for men—but women are time crunch is too many hours for an individual closing the gap. worker or for a family with two (or more) work- ing adults. At the lower end of the wage distri- U.S. workers now put in two bution, the problem often is getting enough hundred, three hundred, or even hours. At both the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

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544174 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014544174New Labor ForumClawson and Gerstel research-article2014 The Changing Faces of Poverty and Inequality New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 32 –38 The Time Crunch: Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: Will Labor Lead? sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014544174 nlf.sagepub.com 1 1 Dan Clawson and Naomi Gerstel Keywords labor, trade unions, time, work hours, schedules, gender, class, working class, equality, capitalism What issue drives people crazy and provides women is substantially greater: they work for the most potential for a broad-based labor pay 20.3 percent more hours per year than in upsurge? Although stagnating pay, job insecu- 1979. Women’s annual paid hours are still sig- rity, and unemployment all belong on the list, the nificantly less than men’s—an average of 1,729 time crunch is at or near the top. Sometimes the for women and 2,000 for men—but women are time crunch is too many hours for an individual closing the gap. worker or for a family with two (or more) work- ing adults. At the lower end of the wage distri- U.S. workers now put in two bution, the problem often is getting enough hundred, three hundred, or even hours. At both the

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Published: Sep 1, 2014

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