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Uchitelle, Louis

Overview
Works: 7 works in 23 publications in 2 languages and 2,029 library holdings
Roles: Author of introduction
Classifications: HD5708.55.U6, 331.13730973
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Most widely held works by Louis Uchitelle
The disposable American : layoffs and their consequences by Louis Uchitelle ( Book )
16 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. Economics journalist Uchitelle explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall.--From publisher description
Le salarié jetable : enquête sur les licenciements aux États-Unis by Louis Uchitelle ( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The disposable American layoffs and their consequences by Louis Uchitelle ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An account of layoffs in America, their questionable necessity, their overuse, and their devastating impact on individuals at all income levels. [In this volume, the author] explains how, in the mid-1970s, the first major layoffs, a limited response to the inroads of foreign competition, spread and multiplied, in time destroying the notion of job security and the dignity of work. The author traces the rise of job security in the United States to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, and then the panicky U-turn. He describes the unraveling through the experiences of both executives and workers, makes clear the ways in which layoffs are counterproductive, and explains how our acquiescence encourages wasteful mergers, outsourcing, the shifting of production abroad, the loss of union protection, and wage stagnation. He argues that government must step in with policies that encourage companies to restrict layoffs and must generate jobs to supplement the present shortfall
The disposable american by Louis Uchitelle ( )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Layoffs have become a fact of life in today's economy; initiated in the mid 1970s, they are now widely expected, and even accepted. It doesn't have to be that way.In The Disposable American, award-winning reporter Louis Uchitelle offers an eye-opening account of layoffs in America'how they started, their questionable necessity, and their devastating psychological impact on individuals at all income levels. Through portraits of both executives and workers at companies such as Stanley Works, United Airlines, and Citigroup, Uchitelle shows how layoffs are in fact counterproductive, rarely promoting efficiency or profitability in the long term. Recognizing that a global competitive economy makes tightening necessary, Uchitelle offers specific recommendations for government policies that would encourage companies to avoid layoffs and help create jobs, benefiting workers, corporations, and the nation as a whole. From the Trade Paperback edition
The rise of the global economy ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Airlines off course by Louis Uchitelle ( )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[The downsizing of America] ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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English (21)
French (2)
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