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245 00 Unnatural causes.|pNot just a paycheck.|h[Kanopy 
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246 30 Not just a paycheck 
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500    Title from title frames. 
518    Originally produced by California Newsreel in 2008. 
520    In the winter of 2006, the Electrolux Corporation closed 
       the largest refrigerator factory in the U.S. and moved it 
       to Juarez, Mexico, for cheaper labor. The move turned the 
       lives of nearly 3,000 workers in Greenville, Michigan, 
       upside down. Before the plant closed, Electrolux workers 
       led a middle class life, owning homes, buying new cars and
       taking vacations. Now most are scraping by on severance 
       pay, unemployment benefits and a health plan that will end
       in a year. As personal finances spiral downward, health 
       follows. In the year after the plant closure, the local 
       hospital's caseload tripled because of depression, 
       alcoholism and domestic abuse. Experts say that heart 
       disease and mortality are also predicted to rise, totaling
       134 excess deaths in this area alone over the next 10 
       years. And the lay-offs not only affect workers but their 
       families and the entire community as well. Psychologist 
       Rick Price, who has studied the effects of job loss on 
       health, explains, these external life events do get under 
       the skin. They create changes in the way our physiological
       system operates. They create elevated stressors, stress 
       responses that ultimately lead to both acute and chronic 
       health problems. High levels of the stress hormone 
       cortisol, for example, can trigger increases in blood 
       pressure, blood sugar, and even inflammation, all risk 
       factors for disease. When stresses just won't stop, as 
       bills keep coming and there's no hope for good paid work, 
       the high level of stress hormones puts strain on the 
       body's organs, eventually wearing them out. Stress also 
       increases the risk of health problems such as alcohol 
       abuse, suicide, homicide, and accidents. As middle-class 
       Americans find their health and way of life increasingly 
       threatened by globalization and corporate profit-seeking, 
       those in the top income brackets are reaping the spoils of
       our winner-take-all society. The typical CEO now earns 
       more than 250 times the salary of the average worker. 
       Today, the top 1% of the population has more wealth than 
       the bottom 90% combined. Economic inequality is greater 
       now than at any time since the 1920s. In other countries, 
       the situation is vastly different. When Electrolux shut 
       down one of its plants in Vastervick, Sweden, it caused 
       hardly a ripple. Laid-off workers received 80% of their 
       salary in unemployment benefits as well as education and 
       training for new jobs. Electrolux also paid {dollar}3 
       million to stimulate the creation of start-up businesses 
       in Vastervick after pressure from the union and 
       government. The town of Greenville, Michigan, received 
       nothing. Sweden also guarantees its citizens a college 
       education, health care, five weeks of paid vacation, 16 
       months of paid leave for new parents, and much more. 
       Swedish social policies assume an ethos of shared 
       responsibility and provide a safety net for citizens. 
       Swedes pay more in taxes to support these programs, but 
       they live, on average, three years longer than we do. In 
       America, at least for the time being, workers are left to 
       fend for themselves, and we all pay the price in both 
       health and wealth. 
538    Mode of access: World Wide Web. 
610 20 Electrolux Group. 
650  0 Social responsibility of business. 
650  0 Unemployment|xPsychological aspects. 
650  0 Documentary films. 
651  0 Greenville (Mich.) 
651  0 Västervik (Sweden) 
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655  7 Documentary films, television films.|2lcgft 
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