Acclaimed New York Times journalist, Steven Greenhouse discusses his new book, The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker. The Big Squeeze takes a fresh, probing, and often shocking look at the stresses and strains faced by tens of millions of American workers as wages have stagnated, health and pension benefits have grown stingier, and job security has shriveled. Going behind the scenes, Greenhouse tells the stories of a variety of workers around the country as he explores why so many corporations are intent on squeezing their workers dry. He also examines companies that are generous to their workers and presents a series of pragmatic suggestions on what government, business, and labor should do to alleviate the squeeze. This event was cosponsored by Interfaith Worker Justice.
Recorded Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at Chicago Public Library.