America at Risk: The Crisis of Hope, Trust, and Caring by Robert Perrucci

By Robert Perrucci

In the USA in danger, Robert Perrucci and Carolyn C. Perrucci determine the extensive monetary and technological adjustments that experience ended in the lack of excessive salary jobs, declining chance, and elevated source of revenue and wealth inequality. Taking info from a thirty-year interval, Perrucci and Perrucci follow a severe sociological lens to view the dominant fiscal, political, and cultural associations that reason the most social difficulties affecting americans.

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S. trade policies but probably the election of Bill Clinton, because many of the votes that Perot received probably would have gone to Bush. S. 9 Although millions of jobs were lost due to plant closings in 1975 to 1985 and downsizing and NAFTA in 1985 to 1995, this fact was often hidden from public view by the media because of the steady growth of new jobs during the latter part of the 1990s. One of the frequently mentioned achievements of President Clinton’s second term was job growth and the historically low unemployment rate.

Job Loss and Declining Wages 29 Located just below skilled workers are the vast number of less-educated and less-skilled wage earners in clerical and sales jobs, personal services, transportation, food services, and machine operators and assemblers. They make up about 60 percent of the workforce. Members of this group are high school graduates and dropouts, and increasingly, graduates of community colleges or four-year colleges who are unable to find better job opportunities and have been forced into the lower-wage earner group.

The union had a successful record of negotiations with management on wage issues, pension contributions, health care costs, and work rules. But what can you do about a company that has decided to close its doors and move production to another country? In the American system of law, corporations have property rights, and they may choose to close down a plant in one location and rebuild it elsewhere. But workers do not have a right to their jobs in the RCA plant. The initial response of workers was disbelief.

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