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The Resource The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse

The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse

Label
The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker
Title
The big squeeze
Title remainder
tough times for the American worker
Statement of responsibility
Steven Greenhouse
Title variation
Tough times for the American worker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A look at the stresses and strains faced by American workers as wages have stagnated, health and pension benefits have grown stingier, and job security has shriveled. Workplace journalist Greenhouse explores why, in the world's most affluent nation, so many corporations are intent on squeezing their workers dry. The book explains how economic, business, political, and social trends--among them globalization, the influx of immigrants, and the Wal-Mart effect--have fueled the squeeze. We see how the post-World War II social contract that helped build the world's largest and most prosperous middle class has been replaced by a startling contradiction: corporate profits, economic growth, and worker productivity have grown strongly while worker pay has languished. Greenhouse also examines companies that are generous to their workers and can serve as models, and presents a series of pragmatic suggestions on what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate the squeeze.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greenhouse, Steven
Dewey number
331.0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.G74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial relations
  • Working class
  • Middle class
  • Industrial policy
  • United States
  • Equality
  • Relations industrielles
  • Travailleurs
  • Classes moyennes
  • Politique industrielle
  • Égalité (Sociologie)
  • États-Unis
  • Economic policy
  • Equality
  • Industrial policy
  • Industrial relations
  • Middle class
  • Working class
  • United States
  • Mittelstand
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Arbeitspolitik
  • Arbeitsbeziehungen
  • Arbeiterklasse
  • USA
  • Working class
Label
The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip086/2007049054.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taking the high road
  • Overstressed and overstretched
  • Outsourced and out of luck
  • The lowest rung
  • The state of the unions
  • Starting out means a steeper climb
  • The not-so-golden years
  • Lifting all boats
  • Worked over and overworked
  • Workplace hell
  • The vise tightens
  • Downright Dickensian
  • The rise and fall of the social contract
  • Leaner and meaner
  • Here today, gone tomorrow
  • Wal-Mart, the low-wage colossus
Control code
ocn183928554
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781400044894
Lccn
2007049054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o183928554
  • (OCoLC)183928554
Label
The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip086/2007049054.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-346) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Taking the high road
  • Overstressed and overstretched
  • Outsourced and out of luck
  • The lowest rung
  • The state of the unions
  • Starting out means a steeper climb
  • The not-so-golden years
  • Lifting all boats
  • Worked over and overworked
  • Workplace hell
  • The vise tightens
  • Downright Dickensian
  • The rise and fall of the social contract
  • Leaner and meaner
  • Here today, gone tomorrow
  • Wal-Mart, the low-wage colossus
Control code
ocn183928554
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 365 pages
Isbn
9781400044894
Lccn
2007049054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o183928554
  • (OCoLC)183928554

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