In management's mind employees are here only because we need a pay check. They will terminate us when revenue is down. They will cut our benefits when profit is down. This is called "at will" employment and is the norm in the US.
But from employee's perspective, especially those who's always dutiful and give their best, work is more than just a pay check. It is the only way we know to earn a living, to support our family, and to contribute to the society's well being. It's about life, not just money.
But the management will always focus only on the top line and bottom line. They are not doing their job if they deviate from that principle. They worry about their own job when that happens.