The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America
In this richly detailed and eye-opening book, Rick Wartzman chronicles the erosion of the relationship between American companies and their workers. Through the stories of four major employers – General Motors, General Electric, Kodak, and Coca-Cola – he shows how big businesses once took responsibility for providing their workers and retirees with an array of social benefits. But the corporate social contract didn’t last.
By tracing the ups and downs of these four corporate icons over seventy years, Wartzman illustrates just how much has been lost: job security and steadily rising pay, guaranteed pensions, robust health benefits, and much more. Deeply researched and compelling, Wartzman’s narrative is a biography of the American Dream gone sideways.
Join Rick Wartzman as he discusses his new book “The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America” with Alan Murray, Chief Content Officer of Time Inc. on July 13th, 5:00 pm to participate in this important dialogue.