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The Resource The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle

The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle

Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences
Title
The disposable American
Title remainder
layoffs and their consequences
Statement of responsibility
Louis Uchitelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Uchitelle, Louis
Dewey number
331.13/73/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
HD5708.55.U6
LC item number
U34 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Employees
  • Displaced workers
  • Unemployed
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Plant shutdowns
  • Personnel
  • Travailleurs licenciés
  • Chômeurs
  • Personnel
  • Usines
  • Displaced workers
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Employees
  • Plant shutdowns
  • Unemployed
  • United States
  • Werkloosheid
  • Herstructurering
  • Faillissement
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Arbeitslosigkeit
  • Arbeitsvertrag
  • Kündigung
  • Arbeitsmarkt
  • USA
  • Employees -- Dismissal of -- United States. Displaced workers -- United States. Unemployed -- United States. Downsizing of organizations -- United States. Plant shutdowns -- United States
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-270) 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
Myths that bind -- The Stanley works -- The rise of steady work -- Retraining the mechanics -- but for what? -- The shock, part 1 -- The shock, part 2 -- Dismantling job security, 1977-1997 -- A green light from Clinton -- The consequences -- undoing sanity -- Solutions
Control code
ocm61228721
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 p.
Isbn
9781400041176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61228721
  • (OCoLC)61228721
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-270) 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
Myths that bind -- The Stanley works -- The rise of steady work -- Retraining the mechanics -- but for what? -- The shock, part 1 -- The shock, part 2 -- Dismantling job security, 1977-1997 -- A green light from Clinton -- The consequences -- undoing sanity -- Solutions
Control code
ocm61228721
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 283 p.
Isbn
9781400041176
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61228721
  • (OCoLC)61228721

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