Grounding the Regime of Precarious Employment: Homeless Day Laborers' Negotiation of the Job Queue

@inproceedings{Williams2009GroundingTR,
  title={Grounding the Regime of Precarious Employment: Homeless Day Laborers' Negotiation of the Job Queue},
  author={Damian T. Williams},
  year={2009}
}
This ethnography of day laboring contends that to better understand how the labor process situated within the industry is regulated at the micro-level, it is necessary to move beyond studies that limit their analyses of homeless day laborers—an important subset of workers who mediate and respond to this low-road industry's bottom line imperatives—to worker grievances or the strategies they use to combat anonymity. This article shows that the reasons homeless workers see day labor as a “sensible… CONTINUE READING