Mass Immigration, Free Trade, and the Forgotten American Worker
Briggs, Vernon M. Jr
If continued mass immigration and the pursuit of free trade result in undermining the nation's trade union movement and its labor-protection laws, then the price is too high. It must also be considered exorbitant if these policies continue to help reduce American workers' living standards and widen income inequality within the nation.
labor market; United States; employment; immigration; public policy; labor law; trade
Required Publisher Statement: Copyright by M. E. Sharpe, Inc. Final article published as Briggs, V. M., Jr. (1995). Mass immigration, free trade, and the forgotten American worker [Electronic version]. Challenge, 38(3), 37-44.