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Beaten down, worked up

the past, present, and future of American labor
Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Greenhouse, Steven
Verfasser*innenangabe: Steven Greenhouse
Jahr: 2019
Verlag: New York, Alfred A. Knopf
Mediengruppe: Buch


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We live in an era of soaring corporate profits and anemic wage gains, one in which low-paid jobs and blighted blue-collar communities have become a common feature of our nation¿s landscape. Behind these trends lies a little-discussed problem: the decades-long decline in worker power.
Award-winning journalist and author Steven Greenhouse guides us through the key episodes and trends in history that are essential to understanding some of our nation¿s most pressing problems, including increased income inequality, declining social mobility, and the concentration of political power in the hands of the wealthy few. He exposes the modern labor landscape with the stories of dozens of American workers, from GM employees to Uber drivers to underpaid schoolteachers. Their fight to take power back is crucial for America¿s future, and Greenhouse proposes concrete, feasible ways in which workers¿ collective power can be - and is being - rekindled and reimagined in the 21st century.
Beaten Down, Worked Up is a stirring and essential look at labor in America, poised as it is between the tumultuous struggles of the past and the vital, hopeful struggles ahead.
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In this riveting account of the rise and fall of organized labor, Steven Greenhouse tells the stories of courageous men and women who put their jobs and often their lives on the line to help American workers gain the income and the dignity they deserve. After World War II, when more than a third of American workers in the private sector belonged to labor unions, workers had enough power to demand that wages keep up with productivity gains. The consequence was the greatest middle class in the history of the world. But over the past forty years, as union membership has declined, America¿s middle class has waned. Greenhouse outlines how a worker¿s movement could be rekindled, and why it must be. Deeply inspiring and profoundly important.
Robert B. Reich, former Secretary of Labor and author of The Common Good


Verfasser*in: Suche nach Verfasser*in Greenhouse, Steven
Verfasser*innenangabe: Steven Greenhouse
Jahr: 2019
Verlag: New York, Alfred A. Knopf
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ISBN: 9781101874431
2. ISBN: 1101874430
Beschreibung: XV, 397 Seiten
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Sprache: Englisch
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