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The publisher's summary and the critics' blurbs are accurate.
I read (listened to) this book after I heard the author speak about the book on a podcast. It's a subject I've thought a lot about lately after nearly 40 years in the work place. I've never really felt that any company I worked for had a "social contract" with me, so I was curious to read about an era in which this was the case. While it was discussed, and there more of a social contract between employers and employees and you could work for one company most of your life, it didn't usually hold true for women and black people--and in the end, it wasn't the case for many people as the landscape of the working world changed.
Lots of interesting history of the companies the author focuses on, the rise and fall unions, management styles through the decades and so on.
This is not a book you can listen to with half an ear. It’s pretty dense but never boring.
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I was so impressed by the author's recent NPR interview (7/2017) which I thought was so measured, insightful, thorough, as well as refreshing, that I had to give this
book a listen. I was not disappointed! ... I only wish I had known to ask my dad, now long deceased, more about his membership in the IBEW . Our family undoubtedly prospered in the 60's, 70's & 80's because of its influence.