Immigration And American Unionism
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📒Immigration And American Unionism ✍ Vernon M. Briggs, Jr.
✏Immigration and American Unionism Book Summary : In the year 2000 the AFL-CIO announced a historic change in its position on immigration. Reversing a decades-old stance by labor, the federation declared that it would no longer press to reduce high immigration levels or call for rigorous enforcement of immigration laws. Instead, it now supports the repeal of sanctions imposed against employers who hire illegal immigrants as well as a general amnesty for most such workers. In this timely book, Vernon M. Briggs, Jr., challenges labor's recent about-face, charting the disastrous effects that immigration has had on union membership over the course of U.S. history. Briggs explores the close relationship between immigration and employment trends beginning in the 1780s. Combining the history of labor and of immigration in a new and innovative way, he establishes that over time unionism has thrived when the numbers of newcomers have decreased, and faltered when those figures have risen. Briggs argues convincingly that the labor movement cannot be revived unless the following steps are taken: immigration levels are reduced, admission categories changed, labor law reformed, and the enforcement of labor protection standards at the worksite enhanced. The survival of American unionism, he asserts, does not rest with the movement's becoming a partner of the pro-immigration lobby. For to do so, organized labor would have to abandon its legacy as the champion of the American worker.
📒Old Labor And New Immigrants In American Political Development ✍ Gwendolyn Mink
✏Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development Book Summary : Why have American politics developed differently from politics in Europe? Generations of scholars and commentators have wondered why organized labor in the United States did not acquire a broad-based constituency or form an autonomous labor party. In this innovative and insightful book, Gwendolyn Mink finds new answers by approaching this question from a different angle: she asks what determined union labor's political interests and how those interests influenced the political role forged by the American Federation of Labor. At bottom, Mink argues, the demographic dynamics of industrialization produced a profound racial response to economic change among organized labor. This response shaped the AFL's political strategy and political choices. In her account of the unique role played by labor in politics prior to the New Deal, Mink focuses on the ways in which the organizational and political interests of the AFL were mediated by the national issue of immigration and links the AFL's response to immigration to its conservative stance in and toward politics. She investigates the political impact of a labor market split between union and nonunion, old and new immigrant workers; of dramatic demographic change; and of nativism and racism. Mink then elucidates the development of trade-union political interests, ideology, and strategy; the movement of the AFL into established state and party structures; and the consequent separation of the AFL from labor's social base.
📒Encyclopedia Of North American Immigration ✍ John Powell
✏Encyclopedia of North American Immigration Book Summary : Presents an illustrated A-Z reference containing more than 300 entries related to immigration to North America, including people, places, legislation, and more.
📒Immigrants Unions The New Us Labor Mkt ✍ Immanuel Ness
✏Immigrants Unions The New Us Labor Mkt Book Summary : Examining the lives of immigrant workers, both on the job and off.
📒Immigrants And Unions ✍ Edwin Fenton
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📒New Immigrants Old Unions ✍ Héctor L. Delgado
✏New Immigrants Old Unions Book Summary : A steady depletion in the ranks of organized labor has often been blamed on the influx of undocumented immigrant workers. Their fear of apprehension and deportation by immigration authorities has fostered the belief that they "cannot be organized." Hector Delgado challenges this view in an intricate case study of a successful union campaign waged by undocumented workers in a Los Angeles waterbed factory. Relying on rich intensive interviews and personal observation, the author relates the story of a plant where undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America voted for union representation by a two-to-one margin. He describes how they negotiated a collective bargaining agreement in the face of stiff employer opposition. Despite conventional wisdom about the ability to organize such workers, Delgado finds that factors other than citizenship status determine the outcome of unionization efforts on behalf of undocumented workers. He cites the following as primary factors that promote or retard unionization: the commitment of unions to organize undocumented workers, their length of residency in the United States, their roots and social networks, the demand for their labor, and the relatively visibility of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles. New Immigrants, Old Unions contributes to our understanding of the experiences of contemporary American and Central American immigrants, their relationship to organized labor, and the meaning of undocumented status in their lives. Delgado's interviews with workers, labor organizers, and management reveal how and why this attempt to unionize was successful, and his findings confront the American labor movement's view of immigrant workers.
📒Trade Unions And Community ✍ Dorothee Schneider
✏Trade Unions and Community Book Summary : Contains photocopies of the author's notes (handwritten and in typescript), as well as copies of newspaper articles, letters, and other research material used for the book published in 1994 under the same title.
📒Race Radicalism Religion And Restriction ✍ Kristofer Allerfeldt
✏Race Radicalism Religion and Restriction Book Summary : In 1924 America passed legislation that effectively outlined which immigrants were to be considered beneficial to the national body and which were not. Albert Johnson, a Washington State Congressman, sponsored the Act. This study examines the role of the Pacific Northwest in the change of national sentiment that led up to this legislation. Analyzing issues of race, religion, and political radicalism, Allerfeldt determines that the region was highly influential in the national debate.
📒Other Immigrants ✍ David Reimers
✏Other Immigrants Book Summary : Publisher description: In Other immigrants, David M. Reimers offers the first comprehensive account of non-European immigration, chronicling the compelling and diverse stories of frequently overlooked Americans. Reimers traces the early history of Black, Hispanic, and Asian immigrants from the fifteenth century through World War II, when racial hostility led to the virtual exclusion of Asians and aggression towards Blacks and Hispanics. He also describes the modern state of immigration to the U.S., where Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians made up nearly thirty percent of the population at the turn of the twenty-first century.
📒American Labor And Immigration History 1877 1920s ✍ Dirk Hoerder
✏American Labor and Immigration History 1877 1920s Book Summary :