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Do You Feel the Squeeze?
Where We Live - with John Dankosky
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04/30/2008
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Across the country, employees are facing a tougher time

 

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Is today's bad economy the reason why workers are feeling a squeeze? Or, does this trend have a deeper history?

In his new book, "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker", Steven Greenhouse of the New York Times tells stories of the hardships faced by the country's workforce - and the steady decline of our expectations. What ever happened to companies looking out for their employees? Greenhouse paints a picture of some iconoclastic corporations trying to buck these trends - and the people on all rungs of the economic ladder, as they struggle to make a living.

Today, where we live, you can talk to Greenhouse about "The Big Squeeze" and what it means for worker benefits, like vacation, sick time, health and child care and retirement savings. We'll talk about legislation at the state level to mandate sick time for employees.

And we'd like you to join the conversation - what's your story from the changing workforce? Are you part of a company that's looking out for it's employees?

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