The study of the white-collar working class was radically expanded with the publication of The White Collar Working Class, a book that reflects both traditional and Marxian sociological views of class. It profiles changing class structures and explores the political implications of class. Although traditionally the most educated and skilled segments of society occupy a more elite position, their social status and pay is still low compared to the other groups in society.
The difference between white-collar and blue-collar jobs is not limited to the clothing worn by employees. Generally, white-collar positions require higher education than blue-collar jobs. Some require a bachelor’s degree, while others only need a high school diploma. Moreover, white-collar workers typically earn more than their blue-collar counterparts, as they are required to have formal education. While blue-collar jobs tend to provide on-the-job training, some pay is high enough to warrant a higher education.
The differences between white-collar jobs and blue-collar jobs are most striking in the nature of their roles. While blue-collar workers are largely responsible for the production and maintenance of machines, white-collar workers typically service machinery and supervise the production process. By contrast, blue-collar workers service the machinery and oversee production, while white-collar workers typically perform more hands-on duties.
While blue-collar workers often receive more compensation than their black-collar counterparts, white-collar workers have shown extraordinary courage and fortitude in the class struggle. Their courage and fortitude have made them the leading force in the struggle for equality and social justice. So, let us take a closer look at what these workers have achieved. The struggle has been fought for decades. If the ruling class can win its class struggle, it can achieve a higher level of prosperity.