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Kusnet, David 1951-

Works: 13 works in 45 publications in 1 language and 1,518 library holdings
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Most widely held works by David Kusnet
Love the work, hate the job : why America's best workers are more unhappy than ever by David Kusnet( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the growing dissatisfaction among American workers looks at the various factors that are causing the problem, arguing that indiscriminate cost-cutting and the pursuit of short-term profits, along with a lack of respect and workers having no say in the future of a business, are preventing workers from doing their best and fueling workplace conflicts
America needs a raise : fighting for economic security and social justice by John J Sweeney( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John J. Sweeny and the new leadership of the AFL-CIO are committing millions of dollars and thousands of organizers to the mobilization of working people all over the country. America Needs a Raise is Sweeny's manifesto. It is a blunt yet compassionate account of the dilemmas facing American workers of all kinds: high tech and low, immigrant and native born, blue collar and white."--Jacket
Love the work, hate the job : why America's best workers are unhappier than ever by David Kusnet( )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are so many of America's most educated, skilled, and committed workers angrier than ever? In this book the author follows workers through four conflicts in the trailblazing city of Seattle. At Boeing, aircraft engineers and technicians conducted the longest and largest strike by professionals in private industry in U.S. history, but their picket signs said they were "On Strike for Boeing". At Microsoft, thousands of workers holding short-term positions founded their own Web site to protest being "perma-temps." Still, they were almost as upset about their problems testing software as they were about their own precarious prospects. At a local hospital, workers complained that patient care was getting short shrift and organized with the nation's fastest-growing union. And at Kaiser Aluminum, during a labor-manage-ment conflict that dragged on for two years, workers allied themselves with environmentalists to fight cutthroat corporate tactics. Like their counterparts across the country, these workers cared about much more than money. Americans increasingly like the work they do but not the conditions under which they do it. In fact, a growing number of employees believe they care more about the quality of their products and services than the executives they work for. That's why the workplace conflicts of the future will focus on model employees who were forced to become malcontents because they "care enough to get mad." Coming in the aftermath of the mass protests at the World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle in 1999, these conflicts point out the paradox of globalization. U.S. companies can compete most successfully by improving quality instead of just cutting costs. But penny-pinching practices can prevent their best workers from doing their best work, fueling workplace conflicts and depriving businesses of their single greatest advantage. With powerful storytelling, revealing detail, and compelling analysis, Love the Work, Hate the Job offers provocative insights into today's workplaces, tomorrow's headlines, and Americans' too-often thwarted aspirations to do their jobs better
Speaking American : how the Democrats can win in the nineties by David Kusnet( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to campaign '92 & beyond with analysis of Mondale and Dukakis presidential campaigns failures
Talking past each other : what everyday Americans really think (and elites don't get) about the economy by David Kusnet( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Organizing prosperity : union effects on job quality, community betterment, and industry standards by Matt Vidal( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Strong unions can help improve working conditions within occupations and industries, going far beyond simply improving wages. Unions can help employers provide training, reduce turnover, and generally improve the work environment in ways that benefit employers and workers by helping ensure that competitive pressures do not bring out the worst tendencies in employers. Indeed, unions can help set and protect basic employment standards for entire industries. The benefits that arise from labor-management agreements -- and the costs for workers and communities of undermining longstanding, successful agreements -- are the stories of Organizing Prosperity, an examination of the role that unionism has played in lifting up workers, communities, and even businesses themselves in a dozen American occupations and industries. At a time when the nation is grappling with economic problems ranging from structural unemployment to skills shortages, stagnant wages, declining health care coverage, dwindling pension plans, and the competitiveness of U.S. companies in the global economy, one lesson emerges from Organizing Prosperity: unions can be part of the solution."--EPI website
Finding their voices : a study of professional and technical employees and their organizations by David Kusnet( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speech writing for Presidents and campaigns( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political speechwriters, Bakshian and Kusnet, discuss the art of speechwriting and answer viewers questions
Control and content in the popular media( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Proceedings of a workshop on the social impact of the mass media, especially television. Focuses on news coverage of social issues and ways in which socialists can achieve greater television exposure for their ideas
Voice of America( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brian Lamb (C-Span's Washington Journal) interviews Voice of America director, Geoffrey Cowan, and his staff about Voice of America radio programs, specifically the Creole radio broadcast to Haiti. Lamb has an interview with journalists Aram Bakshian and David Kusnet, and Senator John McCain, and ends the program with an editorial meeting at Voice of America
Economic growth and social justice in the global economy : political challenges, policy choices( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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America needs a raise : fighting for economic security and social justice
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Alternative Names
David Kusnet American writer

David Kusnet Amerikaans schrijver

David Kusnet US-amerikanischer Autor

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