Wolff says the improved corporate balance sheets have resulted more from laying off workers and reducing costs than in selling more products and raising revenues. Workers have been forced to make concessions, but that decreases chances for a healthy recovery, he says.
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Wolff argues further that the painful recession has accelerated the pace of companies shedding employees, relying more on technology than manpower, and shifting production to low-wage areas overseas. He says what is needed is a new strategy for workers to gain a say on corporate boards.
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