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

The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle

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The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences
Title
The disposable American
Title remainder
layoffs and their consequences
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Louis Uchitelle
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Genre
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
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
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189025
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DLC
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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
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True
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  • Employees
  • Displaced workers
  • Unemployed
  • Downsizing of organizations
  • Plant shutdowns
Target audience
adult
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layoffs and their consequences
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-270) and index
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
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Other control number
9781400041176
Label
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences, Louis Uchitelle
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-270) and index
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
(hc. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005044423
Other control number
9781400041176

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