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Author Wartzman, Rick, author.

Title The end of loyalty : the rise and fall of good jobs in America / Rick Wartzman.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : PublicAffairs, [2017]
Location Call No. Status
 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  331.700973 WAR    AVAILABLE
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Description vii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-392) and index.
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.
Subject Labor -- United States -- History.
Industrial relations -- United States -- History.
Corporations -- United States -- History.
Industrial policy -- United States -- History.
Labor policy -- United States -- History.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 1945-
ISBN 9781586489144 (hardcover)
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