Synopses & Reviews
The wages of workers are a primary determinant of a worker's standard of living. There has been a long history of governmental action attempting to construct a fair and equitable method of ensuring a living wage to the worker. This book traces the historical developmental process, examining the theory behind minimum wage programs and the first 50 years of the operation of the American Fair Labor Standards Act. Here are gathered key data and information that explain the effects of the FLSA on the worker and the employer.
Many readers will learn much about the particular topics O'Brien addresses from this well-researched book....[W]orkers' Paradox successfully encourages readers to examine critically the state Americans often forgot they had created.Book Reviews
...discussion of the long history of governmental action to produce a fair, equitable method of ensuring a living wage...
Includes bibliographical references (p. -276) and index.
About the Author
WILLIS J. NORDLUND is Dean, School of Business at the College of West Virginia.
Table of Contents
List of Tables, Figures and Illustrations
State Minimum Wage Legislation and Early Economic Conditions
Minimum Wage Programs Take Shape
Enactment of the Fair Labor Standards Act
The First Decade: The Fair Labor Standards Act Comes of Age
The Second Decade: The Emphasis on Education
The Third Decade: The Decade of Assessment
The Fourth Decade: The Decade of Empiricism
The Last Decade: Stalemate