We are at a fuming point in history. If we adopt a don't care attitude, we risk becoming a second-class economic power. " Those are the words of I. W. Abel, former president of the United Steelworkers. Over two years ago, he called on American workers to improve lagging productivity by" cutting down on excessive absenteeism, tardiness, turnover, and overtime." The average American worker today, it seems, is primarily concerned about more pay, more fringe benefits, better pension plans, insurance plans, and all types of other job benefits - while wanting to work less hours.
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