There was a time when the government and corporate interests needed
workers so badly that they encouraged cooperation in the workplace.
This doesn't always seem to be the solution they seek unfortunately.
More recently the shortage of workers is solved by importing skilled
people from other countries, rather than developing the labor force at home.
On the other hand unskilled workers are allowed to slip in, leading
to the saturation of low paying work. This often places African Americans
in a precarious situation as far as job opportunities are concerned.