Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation

Hardcover | July 15, 2000

byMichael H. Belzer

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Long hours, low wages, and unsafe workplaces characterized sweatshops a hundred years ago. These same conditions plague American trucking today. Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation exposes the dark side of government deregulation in America's interstate trucking industry. In the years since deregulation in 1980, median earnings have dropped 30% and most long-haul truckers earn less than half of pre-regulationwages. Work weeks average more than sixty hours. Today, America's long-haul truckers are working harder and earning less than at any time during the last four decades. Written by a former long-haul trucker who now teaches industrial relations at Wayne State University, Sweatshops on Wheels raises crucial questions about the legacy of trucking deregulation in America and casts provocative new light on the issue of government deregulation in general.

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Long hours, low wages, and unsafe workplaces characterized sweatshops a hundred years ago. These same conditions plague American trucking today. Sweatshops on Wheels: Winners and Losers in Trucking Deregulation exposes the dark side of government deregulation in America's interstate trucking industry. In the years since deregulation ...

Michael H. Belzer, a nationally-known expert on the trucking industry, is Associate Professor of Industrial Relations and Director of the Graduate Program in Industrial Relations at at Wayne State University and an assistant research scientist at the University of Michigan Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations. He is currently c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.21 × 6.18 × 1.18 inPublished:July 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195128869

ISBN - 13:9780195128864

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Table of Contents

1. A New Look at Competitive Forces2. Two Decades of Decline3. The Road From Institutional to Market Regulation4. An Industry Transformed5. Collective Bargaining Still Makes a Difference6. Labor Market Failure and the Role of Institutions7. What if the Rest of the World Looked Like Trucking8. Deregulation as Public Policy: Competition's Winners and Losers

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"The first credible cry in the wilderness describing the pitiful state to which the American trucking industry has fallen."--Land Line