This recession seems to have changed the employer-worker relationship in ways that will last for many years — in ways that won’t put a smile on employees’ faces.

The Wall Street Journal reports on a survey revealing that 2 out of 3 large companies that have cut employees’ health-care benefits don’t plan to restore them to pre-recession levels.

In addition, these large companies are in no hurry to return 401-k benefits to the levels that existed before the economic downturn.