Peter J. Fugiel

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chapter Member: Chicagoland SSN
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About Peter

Fugiel is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Project for Middle Class Renewal at the School of Labor and Employment Relations of the University of Illinois. Fugiel's research focuses on the extent of unstable work schedules, their implications for job quality and work-life, and the development of fair workweek laws. Overarching themes in his writings include labor market inequality, insecurity, and regulation. Fugiel completed his PhD at the University of Chicago.


The Realities of Unpredictable Work Schedules for America's Hourly Employees

  • Susan J. Lambert
  • Julia R. Henly

In the News

Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Gillian B. White, "The Very Real Hardship of Unpredictable Work Schedules," The Atlantic, April 15, 2015.
Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Sean McElwee, "The Threat of Just-in-Time Scheduling," Al Jazeera America, August 7, 2014.
Peter J. Fugiel's research on work scheduling discussed by Steven Greenhouse, "A Push to Give Steadier Schedules to Part-Timers," New York Times, July 15, 2014.
Peter J. Fugiel quoted on Occupy Movement by Linda Qiu, "Grey City: What Lies in Store for Campus Activists?" The Chicago Maroon, December 4, 2012.
Peter J. Fugiel quoted , "Condoleezza Rice University of Chicago Appearance Postponed amid Planned 'Occupy' Protest" Huffington Post, November 14, 2011.


"Precarious Work Schedules among Early-Career Employees in the U.S.: A National Snapshot," (with Susan J. Lambert and Julia R. Henly), EINet, August 2014.

Describes the distribution of three dimensions of work schedules - advance schedule notice, fluctuating work hours, and schedule control - across early-career workers in hourly and non-hourly jobs, overall and separated by gender, regular work hours (full-time/part-time), race, and occupation. Suggests some implications of these descriptive findings for public policy and future research.