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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.