Knights of labor

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a secret organization whose professed purpose is to secure and maintain the rights of workingmen as respects their relations to their employers.

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Strikers led by the Knights of Labor exercised self- discipline when picketing so as to gain the support of the community and defeat the ironclad contract imposed by their anti-union employer.
In 1884, Archbishop Elzear Taschereau of Quebec procured from the Holy Office at the Vatican a condemnation of the Knights of Labor as a "secret society.
This day was promoted by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor, who organized the first parade in New York City.
Likewise ignoring national boundaries, in 1886 anti-Chinese white labour activists such as the Knights of Labor spread from Tacoma into Vancouver, where they incited riots against Chinese labour.
Whether the US Knights of Labor was simply a fraternal society could be disputed: the Knights of Labor went further than the Masons and other Groups, whom the author notes primarily focused on 'material gain and competitive pragmatism' (p.
When the Knights of Labor disbanded, Jones joined the UMWA.
The first labor organization that was more than regional in membership and influence was the Knights of Labor, organized in 1869.
5) The NGCU, joined by the Knights of Labor, used legal means to assert those claims: first, through strikes and later, through legal suit.
Ireland's influence on Catholic colonization, education, the Knights of Labor, the temperance movement, and the "Americanism" crisis are legendary.
Powderly, once Grand Master Worker of the Knights of Labor and later U.
The first unofficial Labor Day celebration was orchestrated by the Central Labor Union and the Knights of Labor in New York City on Sept.