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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

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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
The Big Squeezetakes a fresh, probing, and often shocking look at the stresses and strains faced by tens of millions of American workers as wages have stagnated, health and pension benefits have grown stingier, and job security has shriveled. Going behind the scenes, Steven Greenhouse tells the stories of software engineers in Seattle, hotel housekeepers in Chicago, call center workers in New York, and janitors in Houston, as he explores why, in the world's most affluent nation, so many corporations are intent on squeezing their workers dry. We meet all kinds of workers: white collar and blue collar, high tech and low tech, middle income and low income; employees who stock shelves during a hurricane while locked inside their store, get fired after suffering debilitating injuries on the job, face egregious sexual harassment, and get laid off when their companies move high-tech operations abroad. We also meet young workers having a hard time starting out and seventy-year-old workers with too little money saved up to retire
Summary
Examines the growing crisis confronting American workers at every economic level who are dealing with stagnating wages, shrinking health and pension benefits, and disappearing job security, and exposes the poor treatment of employees by many corporations
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259426
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DLC
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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
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True
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  • Industrial relations
  • Working class
  • Middle class
  • Industrial policy
  • United States
  • Equality
Target audience
adult
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tough times for the American worker
Label
The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-346) and index
Contents
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 -- Taking the high road -- Overstressed and overstretched -- Outsourced and out of luck -- The lowest rung -- The state of the union -- Starting out means a steeper climb -- The not-so-golden years -- Lifting all boats
Control code
ocn183928554
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 365 p.
Isbn
9781400044894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007049054
System control number
(OCoLC)183928554
Label
The big squeeze : tough times for the American worker, Steven Greenhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [307]-346) and index
Contents
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 -- Taking the high road -- Overstressed and overstretched -- Outsourced and out of luck -- The lowest rung -- The state of the union -- Starting out means a steeper climb -- The not-so-golden years -- Lifting all boats
Control code
ocn183928554
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiii, 365 p.
Isbn
9781400044894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2007049054
System control number
(OCoLC)183928554

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