The Betrayal of Work (Hardcover)

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Following its publication in hardcover, the critically acclaimed Betrayal of Work became one of the most influential policy books about economic life in America; it was discussed in the pages of Newsweek, Business Week, Fortune, The Washington Post, Newsday, and USA Today, as well as in public policy journals and in broadcast interviews, including a one-on-one with Bill Moyers on PBS's NOW. The American Prospect's James K. Galbraith's praise was typical: "Shulman's slim and graceful book is a model combination of compelling portraiture, common sense, and understated conviction."

Beth Shulman's powerfully argued book offers a full program to address the injustice faced by the 30 million Americans who work full time but do not make a living wage. As the influential Harvard Business School newsletter put it, Shulman "specifically outlines how structural changes in the economy may be achieved, thus expanding opportunities for all Americans." This edition includes a new afterword that intervenes in the post-election debate by arguing that low-wage work is an urgent moral issue of our time.

About the Author

Beth Shulman (1949-2010) was a labor lawyer, a former vice president of the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, a senior analyst at the Russell Sage Foundation, and the chair of National Employment Law Project board. She was the author of The Betrayal of Work (The New Press) and Good Jobs America.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781565847330
ISBN-10: 1565847334
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2003
Pages: 255
Language: English