The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker

by Steven Greenhouse
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The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
A perfect storm is battering the American worker. Blue-collar and white-collar jobs are moving overseas while America's economy lags and its immigrant population expands. Given the quality of this report, getAbstract surmises that few individuals are more suited to address this precarious situation than Steven Greenhouse, who has covered workplace issues for The New York Times since 1995. Writing with clarity and simplicity, Greenhouse illustrates the plight of the American worker with first-hand accounts of mistreatment and misfortune. He offers some solutions at the end of the book, but he finds only a few patches of optimism in the bleak landscape he portrays so capably.
Patrick58 More than 1 year ago
This book paints a picture of how Wall Street has driven the philosophy that shareholders are king, workers are secondary and profits must be increased by squeezing them as hard as possible. Then, Greenhouse gives real-life vignettes to illustrate the points he makes. The book is scary, but if more Americans knew what is happening in a factual way, supported by both anecdote and statistic, then they would push back. My rhetorical question after reading this excellent book is this: Since there can be no profits without workers, why is it bad for workers to earn good money and have decent benefits? Why is it bad for workers to have a better share of the profits?
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