Precarious Work: Health and Economic Threats
Precarious Work: Health and Economic Threats
05/17 - 05/18/2022
9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Event Description:

In recent decades, employers have increasingly made labor part of just-in-time inventory through mechanisms such as using alternative employment arrangements (project- , task- , and contract-based employment), contingent forms of work, and erosion of working conditions.  This has led to economic precarity for workers which, in turn, threatens their health and well-being.  This conference is designed to describe the changes in employment and the consequences for worker health as well as nascent attempts to mitigate the effects of these changes through labor activism within and beyond individual workplaces and firms and responsive public policy.



This conference is intended for labor market analysts, labor activists, and the public concerned with the impacts of changes in the nature of employment on the economic well-being of the working age population; for health professionals spanning the fields of occupational and environmental health and safety, clinical care, and other health professionals who want to understand how employment changes translate into health outcomes; and for policymakers wishing to construct a firewall of laws and regulation to mitigate the effects of the 21st century labor market to protect the health of the working age population.


Registration Fees:

General Registration: $25.00 

Please select this category if you plan to attend the symposium, but do not require a certificate of completion for continuing education credit (CEUs).

Registration for Continuing Education CEUs: $95.00

Please select this category if you would like to be provided with a Certificate of Completion following the activity. This includes Continuing Medical Educaiton (CME). Please see 'Accreditation' for more information. 



This event is made possible through the joint providership of The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health UC Berkeley, and The California Labor Lab. 



If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at or (510) 642-8365 with as much advance notice as possible and at least 7-10 days in advance of the event.