Surviving the New Economy
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Surviving the New Economy by John Amman
Book DescriptionThe dot-com boom of the late 1990s marked the coming of age of the much-heralded New Economy, an economic, technological, and social transformation that was decades in the making. A highly mobile, and in many cases highly compensated, workforce faces a multitude of new risks: Jobs are no longer secure nor insulated from global competition, employer-provided health benefits are drying up, and retirement planning is almost entirely the responsibility of employees themselves. This timely book examines the challenges facing high-tech workers and other professionals and the relevance of these struggles for the future of the economy. Written by leading experts, Surviving the New Economy shows how people working in technology industries are addressing their concerns via both traditional collective bargaining and through innovative actions. Using case studies from the United States and abroad, the authors in this collection examine how highly skilled workers are surviving in a global economy in which the rules have changed-and how they are reshaping their workplaces in the process.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781594512506
(216mm x 138mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Amman
John Amman is a business representative for International Cinematographers Guild, Local 600, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and is a contributing author to the book Under the Stars: Essays on Labor Relations in Arts and Entertainment (ILR Press 1996). Tris Carpenter directs the nationwide organizing activities for the Motion Picture Editors Guild, Local 700, International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Employees. Gina Neff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington.
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