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The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences 1st ed

The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences 1st ed

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Uchitelle, Louis.
Title Statement
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences / Louis Uchitelle.
판사항
1st ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   Knopf ,   2006.  
Physical Medium
xi, 283 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1400041171 (alk. paper) 9781400041176
요약
An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description.
Content Notes
Myths that bind -- The Stanley works -- The rise of steady work -- Retraining the mechanics--but for what? -- The shock, part 1 -- The shock, part 2 -- Dismantling job security, 1977-1997 -- A green light from Clinton -- The consequences--undoing sanity -- Solutions.
Bibliography, Etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-270) and index.
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Employees -- Dismissal of -- United States. Displaced workers -- United States. Unemployed -- United States. Downsizing of organizations -- United States. Plant shutdowns -- United States.
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505 0 ▼a Myths that bind -- The Stanley works -- The rise of steady work -- Retraining the mechanics--but for what? -- The shock, part 1 -- The shock, part 2 -- Dismantling job security, 1977-1997 -- A green light from Clinton -- The consequences--undoing sanity -- Solutions.
520 ▼a An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description.
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