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Why We Can’t Get Ahead: Job Challenges for the American Worker – Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times

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Why We Can’t Get Ahead: Job Challenges for the American Worker – Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times

Time: April 8, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: First Church in Jamaica Plain UU, 6 Eliot Street (Across from the monument)
Event Type: discussion
Organized By: Liz W.
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2010

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Speaker: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times business and economics correspondent

Since the recession’s peak, the U.S. unemployment rate has been hovering around 10 percent. But the challenges to the American worker go beyond the current economic crisis. Steven Greenhouse will talk about how American companies have squeezed millions of workers by clamping down on wages, cutting benefits and violating labor laws. He’ll also offer a practical set of solutions the government, business and labor leaders could implement to help working people.

Book Reviews

“In this shocking and important book, Steven Greenhouse explains and tells the stories of how U.S. workers are paying the price for the lower labor standards and wages that are the result of poorly-managed globalization.”-Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize-winning economist and professor at Columbia University

“Steven Greenhouse’s brilliant and vividly reported expose shows how employers have been squeezing the life out of American workers through means both legal and illegal. My blood boiled when I read the Big Squeeze. Any presidential candidate-or voter-who overlooks this book will be clueless about what’s really going on in America.” – Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed

For more on the book and Steven Greenhouse, please visit www.stevengreenhouse.com

Co-sponsored by the Tellus Institute and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.

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