“”independent contractors” = no benefits and even less job security. Might be good for the employer, but awful for the employee. “
I think this depends on how it is structured and the type of work. It can be beneficial for both sides and I can see more folks doing this as obamacare rolls in, well, depending on what the exchanges look like and what employers do regarding buying insurance or paying the penalty.
Companies will pay a much higher hourly rate to someone they know they can part with easily if times get tough. Being an employee, especially if a union member, does nothing but set you a maximum salary limit, regardless of your ability.
Job security is a nonsensical concept in these times - there is none.