Working Sober

Working Sober

The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture
Americans assume that workers do not drink on the job and that, if they do, it is because they suffer from alcoholism rather than because they are conforming to occupational expectations. William J. Sonnenstuhl disagrees. He contends that some occupational cultures encourage heavy drinking. Moreover, his research suggests that the sense of community which motivates drinking can also sometimes inspire workers to break the pattern and work sober.

Revised and updated, this report addresses questions often raised by employers and union leaders developing job-based programs to help alcoholic and other troubled employees. This new edition discusses the efforts of EAP workers, the historical development and key components of EAPs, and the importance of balance in program strategies and in corporate and union responsibilities.

William J. Sonnenstuhl



Mutual Aid and Union Renewal
Cycles of Logics of Action
Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger, William J. Sonnenstuhl
The ongoing decline in union membership is generally attributed to an increasingly hostile economic, legal, and managerial environment. Samuel B. Bacharach, Peter A. Bamberger, and William J. Sonnenstuhl argue that the decline may have more to do with...



Strategies for Employee Assistance Programs
The Crucial Balance, Second Edition, Revised
William J. Sonnenstuhl, Harrison M. Trice











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