Probs with Uniting Labor
govt interference during strikes. unions exclude key groups. in S, AA only could join sep unions. in N and W, whites feared competition of AA workers bc accepted less wages. AA hostile towards immigrants
german, russian, british bc more radical views on labor
San Fran, Seattle
1882 Chinese exclusion Act
stopped the immigration of chinese workers. spread wide support across unions. extended and made permanent. when china becomes imp ally, repealed.
fed govt takes side of employers against unions
extended the Chinese exclusion Act for 10 yrs
made Chinese exclusion Act permanent
reasons against chinese
lowering wages, sending too much gold back to china
general manager of Homestead plant
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