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“Union Nativism and the Immigrant Response.” by Robert Asher is being written to explore the relationship between immigrants and unions. Particularly the relationship between immigrants and their willingness to work for long hours for little wages. Also, the union fighting for more livable working conditions. Unions at the time had a very nativistic attitude towards so-called new immigrants. This prejudice stemmed from racial and religious differences that varied from 2nd and 3rd generation imaginitis who had assimilated into American culture. For example, Chinese and Japanese immigrants were seen as so different that they could not be assimilated into American culture simply because of racial features and the different customs. Yet new immigrants were eventually assimilated into the labor movement but this did not nullify the racial and ethnic prejudice that “new immigrants” faced. Immigrants were only accepted as a cohesive group to bring more bargaining power to the union as a whole but still where called slurs and thought to be uneducated and too unskilled. Union organizers sometimes had to deal with radical leaders from new immigrant groups that were problematic to unionism. Radical leaders opposed bargaining as a whole and were more likely to use militant force. unions dealt with these leaders by organizational discipline and educational work.Some of the most important arguments from analyzing the impact of labor movements and unions are knowing the important contributions such as class solidarity and organizing skilled labor. Also the inclusion of new immigrants giving unions the bargaining power to fight for a more livable wage and better working conditions. This article helped to really establish links within what it was like to be a new immigrant and some of the struggles they faced with the labor movement to be recognized as able workes and treated like a suitable human being. The struggles that occurred is relatable to the lectures presentation on nativism because the people who ran and were in unions and even the 2nd generation immigrants had a prejudice against new immigrants simply because they are different. But still used them to better lives for themselves and some of these people who used them were political machines. these political machines helped a few immigrants to use them to influence them and others to vote for them. But when in office these political machines did nothing to better the lives of new immigrants.

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