labor union story bord
Updated: 2/19/2021
labor union story bord

Storyboard Text

  • The Knights of Labor was a union founded in 1869.
  • It operated in the United States as well in Canada, and had chapters also in Great Britain and Australia.
  • its first leader, Uriah Smith Stephens, it originated as a secret organization meant to protect its members from employer retaliations.
  • The Knights pressed for the eight-hour work day for laborers, and embraced a vision of a society in which workers
  • no capitalists, would own the industries in which they labored.
  • The Knights also sought to end child labor and convict labor.