The United States has some of the most productive workers in the world. But in a short-sighted race for the bottom line, employers are cutting costs at the expense of workers, depriving businesses of their greatest asset—their employees.
In his new book, Love the Work, Hate the Job: Why America’s Best Workers Are More Unhappy Than Ever, author David Kusnet tells the stories of workers who like the content of their work—but not their working conditions—at four companies in the Seattle area: Microsoft, Boeing, Kaiser Aluminum and Northwest Hospital. And they are turning to unions to improve the quality of their work.
Kusnet, a visiting fellow at the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) and former chief speechwriter for President Bill Clinton, will discuss his book tomorrow at the AFL-CIO in Washington, D.C.