Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe

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Out of Sight: The Long and Disturbing Story of Corporations Outsourcing Catastrophe by Erik Loomis.pdf

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Descriptions : div When jobs can move anywhere in the world bosses have no incentive to protect either their workers or the environment Work moves seamlessly across national boundaries yet the laws that protect us from rapacious behavior remain tied to national governments This situation creates an all too familiar race to the bottom where profit is generated on the backs of workers and at the cost of toxic pollution BR BR In I Out of Sight I Erik Loomisa historian of both the labor and environmental movementsfollows the thread that runs from the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York in to the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building outside of Dhaka Bangladesh in The truth is that our systems of industrial production today are just as dirty and abusive as they were during the depths of the industrial revolution and the Gilded Age but the ugly side of manufacturing is now hidden in faraway places where workers are most vulnerable BR BR Today American capitalists threaten that any environmental regulations will drive up the cost of production and force them to relocate our jobs to a country where they dont face such laws and can re create their toxic work conditions It wasnt always like this In his insightful book Loomis shows that the great environmental victories of twentieth century Americathe Clean Water Act the Clean Air Act the EPAwere actually union victories This history is a call to action when we fight for our planet we fight for our own dignity as workers and citizens BR div










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