We as a union must seek better employer relations. We must achieve our goals of seeking eight hour work days. We must abolish child labor. We must advocate and receive equal pay for equal work and political reforms.
Yes, of course you can. Our union accepts people of all races and sex, except Chinese. We would love to have you as a member!
Hello. I am an Irish immigrant. Can I join your union?
I am Terence V. Powderly, the leader of the Knights of Labor. I am pleased to have all of you here today.
We are based on bettering the circumstances in all industries and appeal to many upset workers.
We are going on strike against Jay Gould's Southwestern railroad system. It is hurting us and we must stand up for the rights we deserve and receive equal pay.
I know that you are all upset we lost our second battle against the Southwestern railroad and we mourn the loss of members due to the bomb explosion and many arrests. Our union will decline drastically. I am sorry our strike was such a failure.