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The Resource The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream, Steve Viscelli

The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream, Steve Viscelli

Label
The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream
Title
The big rig
Title remainder
trucking and the decline of the American dream
Statement of responsibility
Steve Viscelli
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Long-haul trucks have been described as sweatshops on wheels. The typical long-haul trucker works the equivalent of two full-time jobs, often for little more than minimum wage. But it wasn't always this way. Trucking used to be one of the best working-class jobs in the United States. The Big Rig explains how this massive degradation in the quality of work has occurred, and how companies achieve a compliant and dedicated workforce despite it. Drawing on more than 100 in-depth interviews and years of extensive observation, including six months training and working as a long-haul trucker, Viscelli explains in detail how labor is recruited, trained, and used in the industry. He then shows how inexperienced workers are convinced to lease a truck and to work as independent contractors. He explains how deregulation and collective action by employers transformed trucking's labor markets--once dominated by the largest and most powerful union in US history--into an important example of the costs of contemporary labor markets for workers and the general public." --Amazon.com
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Viscelli, Steve
Dewey number
388.3/240973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD8039.M7952
LC item number
U573 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Independent truck drivers
  • Trucking
  • Independent truck drivers
  • Trucking
  • United States
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
Label
The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream, Steve Viscelli
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Where did all these bad jobs come from? -- The CDL mill: training the professional steering wheel holder -- Cheap freight, cheap drivers: work as a long-haul trucker -- The big rig: running the contractor confidence game -- Working for the truck: the harsh reality of contracting -- Someone to turn to: managing contractors from an arm's length away -- No more Jimmy Hoffas: desperate drivers and divided labor
Control code
922913393
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780520278127
Lccn
2015035773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922913393
Label
The big rig : trucking and the decline of the American dream, Steve Viscelli
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. Where did all these bad jobs come from? -- The CDL mill: training the professional steering wheel holder -- Cheap freight, cheap drivers: work as a long-haul trucker -- The big rig: running the contractor confidence game -- Working for the truck: the harsh reality of contracting -- Someone to turn to: managing contractors from an arm's length away -- No more Jimmy Hoffas: desperate drivers and divided labor
Control code
922913393
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 268 pages
Isbn
9780520278127
Lccn
2015035773
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)922913393

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