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Low-Wage America

How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace

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Published by Russell Sage Foundation Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Personnel & human resources management,
  • Manpower planning,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • USA,
  • Semiskilled labor,
  • Labor,
  • Labor market,
  • United States,
  • Unskilled labor

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsEileen Appelbaum (Editor), Annette D. Bernhardt (Editor), Richard J. Murnane (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages535
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8348151M
    ISBN 100871540258
    ISBN 109780871540256


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The book ultimately deploys not only anecdote and data in its case against the planned indignity of low wage work in America, but a philosophical definition of the human as well - one which is infinitely more rich and insightful than that offered by Taylorism or "scientific management" (a hidden underpinning of how low wage service industry /5(69).

Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect Low-Wage America book lives of tens of millions of workers at the bottom of the wage : Hardcover.

“Cyborg jobs” is the term Emily Guendelsberger uses in her new book, On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane to describe the low-wage, high-stress jobs that make up a large portion—something like 47%—of employment in the United States.

You could say they’re jobs determined by algorithms. Cyborg jobs are designed through data analysis to boost. Guendelsberger's journey 'in the weeds' of low-wage America is mordantly funny, devastating and rigorous, a broadside against the exploitation of the many by the few and a warning of how easily our sociopathic economy could all come crashing down, leaving even C-suite executives to subsist on ketchup packets and worthless stock options."—Brand: Little, Low-Wage America book and Company.

Book Review Low Wages in America Low-Wage America: How Employ-ers are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace. Eileen Applebaum, An-nette D. Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane, New York, NY, Russell Sage Foundation,pp., $ hardback; $ paperback. This book is the fruit of an extensive research effort into the working con.

On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane is a hard-hitting look at working-class agony. Emily Guendelsberger spent time working at an Amazon fulfillment center, a call center, and a McDonald's/5.

The following is an excerpt from her new book, "On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane." S he describes the jobs she held and the pressure that she found in : Emily Guendelsberger. Book; Low wage America and the working poor – US has one of the highest number of employees working in low wage jobs of high paying industrialized nations.

1 out of 4 Americans employed work in jobs that pay less than $10 per hour. Posted by mybudget in average income. Low-Wage America Book Description: About million Americans—nearly 24 percent of the labor force—earn less than $ an hour, not enough to keep a family of.

Guendelsberger's journey 'in the weeds' of low-wage America is mordantly funny, devastating and rigorous, a broadside against the exploitation of the many by the few and a warning of how easily our sociopathic economy could all come crashing down, leaving even C-suite executives to subsist on ketchup packets and worthless stock options.

What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane. By Emily Guendelsberger. Little, Brown and Company,pp. Publication Date: J Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (7/14/) Compact Disc (7/16/) Pre-Recorded Audio Player (9/16/) Compact Disc (7/16/).

Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect the lives of tens of millions of workers at the bottom of the wage by: Low-Wage Work in the Wealthy World builds on an earlier Russell Sage Foundation Low-Wage America book (Low-Wage America) to compare the plight of low-wage workers in the United States to five European countries—Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom—where wage supports, worker protections, and social benefits have generally been Cited by: Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity--a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival.

Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the way America perceives its working poor. Nickel and Dimed book. Read 6, reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

Reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surp /5(K). Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America is a book written by Barbara n from her perspective as an undercover journalist, it sets out to investigate the impact of the welfare reform act on the working poor in the United States.

The events related in the book took place between spring and summer Author: Barbara Ehrenreich. Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect the lives of tens of millions of workers at the bottom of the wage distribution.

Nickel and Dimed reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity -- a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the /5(9).

“On the Clock: What Low-Wage Did to Me and How it Drives America Insane” is the first nonfiction book that ever gave me a nightmare.

Something about it was triggering, and I woke up after. This volume grows out of the research on the United States summarized inLow-Wage America: How Employers Are Reshaping Opportunity in the Workplace(Appelbaum, Bernhardt, and Murnane ), which sought to understand how U.S. firms were responding to economic globalization, deregulation, and technological progress and the impact of these responses on typical low-wage frontline workers.

This book is an insightful and provocative account of her journey through low-wage America. Dorothy Gallagher of The New York Times wrote, “We have Barbara Ehrenreich to thank for bringing us the news of America’s working poor so clearly and directly, and conveying with it a deep moral outrage and a finely textured sense of lives as lived.”.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: Low-wage America: an overview / Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane --The coffee pot wars: unions and firm restructuring in the hotel industry / Annette Bernhardt, Laura Dresser, and Erin Hatton --The effects of.

Low-wage America [electronic resource]: how employers are reshaping opportunity in the workplace / Eileen Appelbaum, Annette Bernhardt, and Richard J. Murnane, editors. Id Id   Book Review, Books Book Review: On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane, by Emily Guendelsberger Ap cgibbs14 Leave a comment.

As an activist scribe, Ehrenreich has spent years writing essays bemoaning the middle class’s definition of poverty and its ignorance of low-wage America, perhaps most famously in Fear of.

McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and cleaning services: all of these have one thing in common-they are all minimum wage jobs. Their pay is low and work load high, and because of this living as a low wageworker is never easy. One must handle many hardships in order to make a few meager dollars, with which most.

Genre/Form: Electronic books: Additional Physical Format: Print version: Low-wage America. New York: Russell Sage, © (DLC) Material Type. ined, but the book provides little systematic discussion of the relationship between immi-gration and low-wage work in America.

There is clearly considerable interaction between the growth of low-wage work and the recent surge of immigration, and it would have been helpful if Cited by: Low-Wage America is the most extensive study to date of how the choices employers make in response to economic globalization, industry deregulation, and advances in information technology affect.

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The Rough Lives of Older Americans in ‘Nomadland’ They live in RVs and drive from one low-wage job to another By Richard Eisenberg Money & Work Editor Octo A bestseller in hardcover, "Nickel and Dimed" reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity.

Instantly acclaimed for its insight, humor, and passion, this book is changing the way the nation perceives its working poor.

The New Russell Sage book, "Low-Wage America," which provided grist for this special supplement to The American Prospect, describes a complex mosaic of different occupations and industries that pay low wages.

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Shop now. Divides of class, race, and ethnicity are widening as #COVID19 has an outsize impact on workers in low-wage jobs and communities of color. Tweet In a new book, @portereduardo examines how racial hostility “stunted the development” of America’s institutions, which are failing us in the fight against #COVID Nickel and Dimed is an important book that should be read by anyone who has been lulled into middle-class complacency." the tribulations of finding and performing low-wage work, but the humiliations as well." - Eric Wieffering, Minneapolis Star Tribune Harrington's The Other America.

Someone should read this book to George W Bush. Nickel and Dimed reveals low-rent America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival.

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Working in America. DOI link for Working in America. Many low-wage working mothers are single parents managing the low-wage labor market and family care on their own (ASPE Research Brief, ). Moreover, while the rate of Author: Amy S Wharton. So I read Emily Guendelsberger’s new book, On the Clock: What Low‑Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane, with a steadily growing sense of dread.

When the Philadelphia newspaper at which Guendelsberger is employed shuts down, she decides to test out three different low-wage jobs and write about what she learns.

The American South before the Civil War was the low-wage-actually, the no-wage-anchor of the first global production chain. Today, as the auto and aerospace manufacturers of Europe and East Asia open low-wage assembly plants in Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, and Mississippi, the South has assumed a comparable role once more.

America's unemployment rate is at a half-century low, but it also has a job-quality problem that affects nearly half the population, with a study finding 44% of U.S.

workers are employed in low."Nickel and Dimed for the Amazon age," (Salon) the bitingly funny, eye-opening story of finding work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly low-wage laborAfter the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky.The US continues to see a widening gap between the army of low wage workers, the highly paid small upper-class, and a dwindling middle class.

We’ve already shown through IRS tax data that households make a lot less than people think. The US has been on a very steady trend towards having a massive pool of low wage labor with nearly non-existent fringe benefits.