The Big Squeeze

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Apr 15, 2008 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Chapter Two Workplace H8
15
Chnprer Three The Vise Tightens
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Chapter Four Downright Dickensian
49
Chapter Five The Rise and Fall of the Social Contract
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Chapter Six Leaner and Meaner
98
Chapter Eight WalMarl the LowWage Colossus
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Chapter Tllirreen Th8 SIZIIE Of I16 Ul1i0llS
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Zlmprer Fourteen Slilrling Oul MQKIIIS 11 Sleeper Climb
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Chapter Iifreen Th6 NOSOG0d8l1Yfll
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Acknowledgments 305
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About the author (2008)

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


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