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Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement

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Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Geoghegan, Thomas, 1949-.
Title Statement
Only one thing can save us : why America needs a new kind of labor movement / Thomas Geoghegan.
Publication, Distribution, etc
New York :   The New Press,   2014.  
Physical Medium
255 p. ; 21 cm.
ISBN
9781595588364 (hardback) 9781620972038 (pbk.)
요약
"Is labor's day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived--but different--labor movement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and income: the workplace is more authoritarian than ever, and we have even less of a say over our conditions at work. He tells us stories, sometimes humorous but more often chilling, about problems working people like his own clients--cabdrivers, cashiers, even Chicago public school teachers--now face in our largely union-free economy. He then explains why a new kind of labor movement (and not just more higher education) will be crucial for saving what is left of the middle class; pushing Keynes's original, sometimes forgotten ideas for getting the rich to invest and reduce our balance of trade; and promoting John Dewey's "democratic way of life"--one that would start in the schools and continue in our places of work. A "public policy" book that is compulsively readable, Only One Thing Can Save Us is vintage Geoghegan, blending acerbic and witty commentary with unparalleled insight into the real dynamics (and human experience) of working in America today. "--
General Note
Includes index.  
Subject Added Entry-Topical Term
Labor unions --United States. Industrial relations --United States.
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
United States --Social conditions --1980-.
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300 ▼a 255 p. ; ▼c 21 cm.
500 ▼a Includes index.
520 ▼a "Is labor's day over or is labor the only real answer for our time? In this new book, National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and labor lawyer Thomas Geoghegan argues that even as organized labor seems to be crumbling, a revived--but different--labor movement is now more relevant than ever in our increasingly unequal society. The inequality reshaping the country goes beyond money and income: the workplace is more authoritarian than ever, and we have even less of a say over our conditions at work. He tells us stories, sometimes humorous but more often chilling, about problems working people like his own clients--cabdrivers, cashiers, even Chicago public school teachers--now face in our largely union-free economy. He then explains why a new kind of labor movement (and not just more higher education) will be crucial for saving what is left of the middle class; pushing Keynes's original, sometimes forgotten ideas for getting the rich to invest and reduce our balance of trade; and promoting John Dewey's "democratic way of life"--one that would start in the schools and continue in our places of work. A "public policy" book that is compulsively readable, Only One Thing Can Save Us is vintage Geoghegan, blending acerbic and witty commentary with unparalleled insight into the real dynamics (and human experience) of working in America today. "-- ▼c Provided by publisher.
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Contents information

Author Introduction

토머스 게이건(지은이)

1949년 미국 오하이오 주 신시내티에서 태어났으며 하버드대학교와 하버드 로스쿨을 졸업한 뒤 1975년부터 변호사의 길을 걷기 시작했다. 전미광원노동조합의 변호사, 미국 에너지부의 정책 분석가로도 일했다. 1979년 시카고의 전설적인 시민운동가이자 변호사인 레온 데스프레스의 로펌에 합류한 뒤 노동자와 사회 취약 계층을 위한 공익 소송에 힘써 왔다. <뉴욕 타임스>, <하퍼스>, <네이션> 등에 글을 기고했으며, ≪미국에서 태어난 게 잘못이야≫, ≪당신은 어느 편이야?Which Side Are You On?≫ 등의 책을 썼다.

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