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"Ranks with some of the best work ever done on labor in the United States."—The Village Voice.

About the Author

Barbara Garson is a journalist and playwright. She has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Harper's, and Newsweek.

She has received a Guggenheim fellowship, NEA fellowships, and a National Press Club citation. She lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

Foreword: Whistle While You Work

1. Charlie Chaplin Factories

Ping-Pong

Tuna Fish

Lip Gloss

Unions: Organizing and Demoralizing

2. Progress

Lordstown

Lumber: A Means to an End

Mink and Medicine

Division of Labor/Division of Laborers

3. Paper

Clerical

Typing at the Kennel Club

4. Computers: Back to the Future

The Supervisor Inside the Machine

Blue Shield: "Your Claim Is Being Processed"

Quotas: What's Countable May Not Be What Counts

Use My Real Name—Elayne—and Spell it with a Y

Isolation

Resistance

Conclusion: It Could Be Different

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140234916
Doubleday And Company, Inc:
Garson, Barbara
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Author:
Garson, Barbara
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Clerks
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Work
Subject:
Labor and laboring classes
Subject:
Professional employees
Subject:
Working class
Subject:
Professional employees -- Effect of automation on.
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Working class -- United States -- Interviews.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies-Immigration
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
934
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.72x5.06x.57 in. .42 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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