The Big Squeeze
Steven Greenhouse talked about his book The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, published by Knopf. In the book he profiles many types of workers who have been affected by economic, business, political, and social trends such as globalization, the influx of immigrants, and the “Wal-Mart effect.” The author argues that the social contract between employers and employees, guaranteeing steady work and good pensions, has eroded over the last three decades, damaged by massive layoffs of factory and office workers and Wall Street’s demands for ever-higher profits. Following his remarks he answered questions from the audience. close
People in this video
Steven Greenhouse Correspondent New York Times->Labor and Workplace
Miles S. Rapoport President Demos
Your purchase helps support C-SPAN
Click here to learn how
C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.
Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.
Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.
Steven Miles talked about his book Oath Betrayed: Torture, Medical Complicity, and the War on Terror, published by…
Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America
James Lardner talked about the book he co-edited Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America and Its…
The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor
Labor journalist Steve Early examines the current organizing strategies and structures of many labor unions in the…
Weekly Presidential Address
In his weekly address President Obama talked about his jobs bill and urged Congress to pass it.