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The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

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2521 Channing Way

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The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

Once, big companies took responsibility for their workers’ wellbeing, with high pay and reliable benefits. But as precarious work expands and pensions dwindle, many workers no longer feel that their employers are looking out for them. Author Rick Wartzman follows four corporate giants – General Electric, General Motors, Kodak, and Coca-Cola – through the twentieth century’s booms and busts, examining the changing relationships between employers and employees.

The discussion will be moderated by James Lincoln and David Levine, both from the the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and will be followed by a reception.

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Rick Wartzman directs the KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society at the Drucker Institute. He also writes for Fast Company and hosts a podcast on the intersection of business and society called The Bottom Line.

James Lincoln is the Mitsubishi Chair in International Business and Finance, emeritus, at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He was director of the IRLE from 1997 to 2002.

David Levine teaches business administration at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He was previously a senior economist on the Council of Economic Advisers and a senior research economist at the US Department of Labor.

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