Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Big Squeeze: Tough Times for American Work - 08 edition

Big Squeeze: Tough Times for American Work (ISBN10: 1400044898; ISBN13: 9781400044894)
ISBN13: 978-1400044894
ISBN10: 1400044898

Summary: ''The Big Squeeze'' takes 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 world's most affluent nation, ...show more 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 hurricane while locked inside their store, get fired after suffering debilitating injuries on the job, face egregious sexual harassment, and get laid off when their companies move high-tech operations abroad. We also meet young workers having a hard time starting out and seventy-year-old workers with too little money saved up to retire. The book explains how economic, business, political, and social trends--among them globalization, the influx of immigrants, and the Wal-Mart effect--have fueled the squeeze. We see how the social contract between employers and employees, guaranteeing steady work and good pensions, has eroded over the last three decades, damaged by massive layoffs of factory and office workers and Wall Street's demands for ever-higher profits. In short, the post-World War II social contract that helped build the world's largest and most prosperous middle class has been replaced by a startling contradiction: corporate profits, economic growth, and worker productivity havegrown strongly while worker pay has languished and Americans face ever-greater pressures to work harder and longer. Greenhouse also examines companies that are generous to their workers and can serve as models for all of corporate America: Costco, Patagonia, and the casino-hotels of Las Vegas among them. Finally, he presents a series of pragmatic, ready-to-be-implemented suggestions on what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate the squeeze. A balanced, consistently revealing exploration of a major American crisis. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 08
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Alfrd A. Knopf, Inc.
Published: 04/15/2008
International: No

View Author Bio
View Sample Chapter
View Review



List Price: $25.95
Used $6.49
Used
Save $19.46 (75%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 22 hours and 19 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Rental $9.99
Due back 12/19/2014
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

79 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Big Squeeze: Tough Times for American Work
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (79)  |  New (11)  |  Like New (8)  |  Very Good (10)  |  Good (39)  |  Acceptable (11)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$6.49
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
HawkingBooks
Lake Arrowhead, CA
Seller Rating: 4.5
1400044898 Very Good Condition. Five star seller - Ships Quickly - Buy with confidence!
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
GreenEarthBooks
Portland, OR
Seller Rating: 4.57
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings.Help ...show moresave a tree. Buy all your used books from Green Earth Books. Read. Recycle and Reuse. ...show less
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Free State Books
Halethorpe, MD
Seller Rating: 4.54
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. This copy shows very minor wear. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Yankee Clipper Books
Windsor, CT
Seller Rating: 4.57
Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Sail the Seas of Value
$1.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
AtlantaBookCompany
Atlanta, GA
Seller Rating: 4.59
Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. A tradition of southern quality and service. All books guaranteed at the Atlanta Book Company. Our mailers are 100% rec ...show moreyclable. ...show less
$6.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Textbookcenter.com
Columbia, MO
Seller Rating: 4.63
Ships same day or next business day via UPS (Priority Mail for AK/HI/APO/PO Boxes)! Used sticker and some writing and/or highlighting. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket.
$7.99
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Sixth Chamber, Inc
St. Paul, MN
Seller Rating: 4.75
Hard Cover Knopf 2008. Light Wear. Unless Listed in this decription, VG or Better.
$12.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Priceless Books IL
Urbana, IL
Seller Rating: 4.77
New York 2008 Hb VG in VG jacket 365pp. Index. Light wear, DJ: wear extremities, crease back flap.
$29.70
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Books Revisited
Chatham, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.54
Very good.
Page:   1  
Close
Close
Close