Knights of Labor
Jorge Luis Chinea has written: 'Race and labor in the Hispanic Caribbean' -- subject(s): Alien labor, Blacks, Economic conditions, Ethnic relations, History, Immigrants, Race relations, Social conditions, West Indians
Immigrants in the 1880's did not oppose their low wages. The central job of a union is to limit the supply of labor from which employers are allowed to hire. Immigrants raised the supply and thus lowered the cost of labor.
Immigrants contributed greatly to organized labor. Organized labor contributes to price controls
Immigrants and slaves
The knights of labor helped workers including blacks women and child workers
Yes, they accepted women, blacks, skilled and unskilled laborers. The American Federation of Labor did not.
they did labor by forcing them or they'll kill them
Because they were cheap labor (it was closer to indentured servitude than wage-labor)
took jobs from us citizens
Northerners did not want to compete for gold with slaveholders using slave labor or with free blacks.
Slave labor is obviously done for and by slaves in the eighteenth century to do work in order to make a living. As for free labor, is done by a freeman, it can be considered as free blacks to do work or labor, but they have to be free. -Darc Lay
Federal and state labor laws do not concern immigration. Illegals immigrants are not eligible for employment and matters involving illegals are to be handled by INS. This is how it works on paper, not how it works in reality.
Blacks were enslaved and forced to work on the plantations for little or no money.
Blacks and Native Americans