The devalued American worker

by Jim Tankersley

Ed Green clears a foggy windshield at the beginning of his shift with the North Carolina Department of Transportation in Winston-Salem. Green works several jobs but still doesn’t earn as much as he used to as a bus driver in New York. Photo: Bonnie Jo Mount/Washington Post

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Midway through the last game of the 2013 Carolina League season, after he’d swept peanut shells and mopped soda off the concourse, Ed Green lumbered upstairs to the box seats to dump the garbage.