A Real American Workplace
After studying corporate downsizing, a government staff sees it up close.
When describing his pet project, the Office of the American Workplace, Labor Secretary Robert Reich promised in 1993 that it would guide a worried public through the job market's turbulent seas. "The workplace is a win-win or a lose-lose situation," he said. "We all win or we all lose together."
Let's hope he's wrong. It turns out not even the folks at the Office of the American Workplace are safe. All 50 OAW staffers--who studied workplace conditions, strike prevention, and worker-friendly options to corporate downsizing--are likely to join the cruel job market they know all too well.