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The Resource The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America, Rick Wartzman

The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America, Rick Wartzman

Label
The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America
Title
The end of loyalty
Title remainder
the rise and fall of good jobs in America
Statement of responsibility
Rick Wartzman
Title variation
End of loyalty
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers--General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola--he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. At the height of the post-World War II economy, these companies also believed that worker pay needed to be kept high in order to preserve morale and keep the economy humming. Productivity boomed. But the corporate social contract didn't last. By tracing the ups and downs of these four corporate icons over seventy years, Wartzman illustrates just how much has been lost: job security and steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, robust health benefits, and much more. Charting the Golden Age of the '50s and '60s; the turbulent years of the '70s and '80s; and the growth of downsizing, outsourcing, and instability in the modern era, Wartzman's narrative is a biography of the American Dream gone sideways. Deeply researched and compelling, The End of Loyalty will make you rethink how Americans can begin to resurrect the middle class
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
331.700973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8072.5
LC item number
.W37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America, Rick Wartzman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scramble for 58 million jobs -- Take this job and love it -- The making of industrial peace -- Smug nation -- Strains beneath the surface -- White male wanted -- The unraveling -- Going backward -- Living and dying by the numbers -- The betrayal -- The new face of capitalism
Control code
ocn958798697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781586489144
Lccn
2017006668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798697
Label
The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America, Rick Wartzman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scramble for 58 million jobs -- Take this job and love it -- The making of industrial peace -- Smug nation -- Strains beneath the surface -- White male wanted -- The unraveling -- Going backward -- Living and dying by the numbers -- The betrayal -- The new face of capitalism
Control code
ocn958798697
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 418 pages
Isbn
9781586489144
Lccn
2017006668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)958798697

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