Knights Of Labor Essay

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The Knights of Labor was the first major American labor union created around 1871. It was configured by all productive laborers from the factories to fields, whose leader was Terence V. Powderly. Their goals were to adopt a system that could which will secure the labor job and involve the government to protecting the workers. In addition they were fighting to obtain 8 hour work day, graduated income tax, cooperatives. They were open to varied groups accepting workers of all skill levels and agricultural employees,both, women and men. But they didn’t accepted immigrant and black workers. They were known for generating many strikes which for the same reason, made them eventually fail by their numbers declined substantially. They had been crushed

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