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American Unionism and U.S. Immigration Policy!

"Throughout its lengthy history, few issues have caused the American labor movement more agony than immigration. It is ironic this should be the case as most adult immigrants directly enter the labor force. So eventually do most of their family members. But precisely because immigration affects the scale, geographical distribution, and skill composition of the labor force, it affects national, regional and local labor market conditions. Hence, organized labor can never ignore immigration trends." Download August 2001 (report) by Vernon M. Briggs, Professor at the New York State School of Labor and Industrial Relations at Cornell University, in PDF format

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