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Shaping the Future of Work by Thomas A. Kochan

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CHAPTER 6

A Call to Action: Building the Next Generation Social Contract

Here we are with a labor market that has been healing very slowly on the quantity front and only grudgingly in miniscule ways on the quality front, a political system mired in gridlock, a global economy in which jobs and wages are in fierce competition, and digital technologies that some fear will be the end of jobs as we know them.

But we have been here before, and thanks to the leaders who took action during and after the Great Depression, new national policies, institutions, and practices were put in place that laid the foundation for a social contract that served American society well for three decades. We can do it again by working together to build the next-generation ...

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