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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

Suspicious Immigrants

german, russian, british bc more radical views on labor

Chinese centers

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 when china becomes imp ally, repealed.

Labor Struggles

fed govt takes side of employers against unions

Geary Act

extended the Chinese exclusion Act for 10 yrs

Extension Act

made Chinese exclusion Act permanent

reasons against chinese

lowering wages, sending too much gold back to china

henry frick

general manager of Homestead plant

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