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The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

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Publisher Comments:

Why, in the world's most affluent nation, are so many corporations squeezing their employees dry? In this fresh, carefully researched book, New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse explores the economic, political, and social trends that are transforming America's workplaces, including the decline of the social contract that created the world's largest middle class and guaranteed job security and good pensions. We meet all kinds of workers—white-collar and blue-collar, high-tech and low-tech, middle-class and low-income—as we see shocking examples of injustice, including employees who are locked in during a hurricane or fired after suffering debilitating, on-the-job injuries.

With pragmatic recommendations on what government, business and labor should do to alleviate the economic crunch, The Big Squeeze is a balanced, consistently revealing look at a major American crisis.

Synopsis:

Greenhouse's brilliant and vividly reported expos (Barbara Ehrenreich) shows the stresses and strains of the American workplace and provides much-needed clarity by looking at the issues confronted by average people on a day to day basis.

About the Author

Steven Greenhouse has been the labor and workplace correspondent for The New York Times since 1995. He has covered business, economics, and foreign affairs for the Times and has been a correspondent based in Paris, Chicago, and Washington. He lives in Pelham, New York.

www.stevengreenhouse.com

Table of Contents

Preface to the Anchor Books Edition

Introduction

Chapter One Worked Over and Overworked

Chapter Two Workplace Hell

Chapter Three The Vise Tightens

Chapter Four Downright Dickensian

Chapter Five The Rise and Fall of the Social Contract

Chapter Six Leaner and Meaner

Chapter Seven Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Chapter Eight Wal-Mart, the Low-Wage Colossus

Chapter Nine Taking the High Road

Chapter Ten Overstressed and Overstretched

Chapter Eleven Outsourced and Out of Luck

Chapter Twelve The Lowest Rung

Chapter Thirteen The State of the Unions

Chapter Fourteen Starting Out Means a Steeper Climb

Chapter Fifteen The Not-So-Golden Years

Chapter Sixteen Lifting All Boats

Acknowledgments

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400096527
Author:
Greenhouse, Steven
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Subject:
Labor
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Labor & Employment
Subject:
Business management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.00x5.24x.81 in. .62 lbs.

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