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Big Squeeze Tough Times for the American Worker

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ISBN-10: 1400044898

ISBN-13: 9781400044894

Edition: 2008

Authors: Steven Greenhouse

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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 world7;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…    
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/15/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

Introduction
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 Unions
Starting Out Means a Steeper Climb
The Not-So-Golden Years
Lifting All Boats
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index