Download e-book for iPad: Hard Sell: Work and Resistance in Retail Chains by Peter Ikeler

By Peter Ikeler

Along with fast-food staff, retail staff are shooting the eye of the general public and the media with the struggle for $15. Like fast-food staff, retail employees are underpaid, and less than five percentage of them belong to unions. In Hard Sell, Peter Ikeler lines the low-wage, principally nonunion personality of U.S. retail in the course of the historical past and supreme failure of twentieth-century retail unionism. He asks pivotal questions about twenty-first-century capitalism: Does the character of retail paintings make collective motion not likely? Can operating stipulations increase within the absence of a union? Is employee recognition altering in ways in which may motivate or extra inhibit organizing? Ikeler carried out interviews at ny urban destinations of 2 iconic division stores—Macy's and aim. a lot of the book’s narrative unfolds from the views of those employees in America’s such a lot unequal city.

When he speaks to staff, Ikeler reveals that the Macy’s association monitors an adverse dating among employees and executives and that focus on is infused with a "teamwork" message that enfolds either events. Macy’s staff determine extra with their jobs and are extra against administration, but objective staff exhibit better team spirit. either teams, in spite of the fact that, are principally unsatisfied with the pay and precariousness in their jobs. mixed with workplace-generated emotions of cohesion and resistance, those grievances supply promising inroads to organizing which can support take the fight opposed to inequality past symbolic motion to actual financial power.

Show description

Read or Download Hard Sell: Work and Resistance in Retail Chains PDF

Similar labour & industrial relations books

Download e-book for iPad: Transnational Migration and Work in Asia (Routledge/City by Kevin Hewison,Ken Young

Concentrating on the problems linked to migrating for paintings either in and from the Asian quarter, this book sheds mild at the debate over migration and trafficking. With contributions from a world workforce of famous students, the book units labour migration firmly in the context of globalization, supplying a centred, modern dialogue of what's absolutely an immense twenty-first century situation.

The Flexible Workplace: A Sourcebook of Information and by Christine Avery,Diane Zabel PDF

Flextime, telecommuting, compressed paintings week, task sharing, downshifting, and scorching desking—these phrases are infiltrating our vocabulary at an expanding expense, protecting velocity with swap within the office. even supposing there's a huge physique of literature at the altering nature of labor and office flexibility, there's no instruction manual that synthesizes the examine on all elements of this subject.

Read e-book online Equity in the Workplace: Gendering Workplace Policy Analysis PDF

This edited assortment assembles state-of-the-art comparative coverage learn on modern guidelines suitable to gender and office matters. individuals examine modern gender-related employment rules starting from parental go away and maternity courses, sexual harassment, and work/life stability to gender mainstreaming.

Get Les cadres à  l'épreuve du travail (Le sens social) (French PDF

Que signifie le travail aujourd'hui ? De quoi est fait le travail et remark se déroule-t-il au quotidien ? Pourquoi a-t-il une photo aussi complexe et confuse, puisque à l. a. fois nous rêvons tous d'avoir un travail, et si attainable un bon travail, et nous ne cessons de nous plaindre et de le décrier ?

Extra info for Hard Sell: Work and Resistance in Retail Chains

Example text

Download PDF sample

Hard Sell: Work and Resistance in Retail Chains by Peter Ikeler


by Charles
4.3

Rated 4.60 of 5 – based on 27 votes