New York Times Labor Reporter Steven Greenhouse To Speak
At Carnegie Mellon About Squeeze on American Workers
PITTSBURGH—As part of the Carnegie Mellon University Lecture Series, New York Times' labor and workplace correspondent Steven Greenhouse will discuss his new book, "The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker," as well as the role of working-class voters in the presidential campaign. His talk will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 in Gregg Hall, Porter Hall 100.
Greenhouse's book examines the economic, political and business factors that have eroded wages and benefits for much of the country's workforce.
"Recent developments, such as soaring fuel prices and rising unemployment, have drawn attention to the plight of the nation's workers, but in many ways this squeeze has been going on for decades," Greenhouse said. "Wages have been stagnant for years, and, amazingly, the nation has lost more than one-fifth of its manufacturing jobs this decade."
The University Lecture Series is a partnership between the Office of the Vice Provost for Education and the Division of Student Affairs. Greenhouse's lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Statistics.