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17:26 Unions – Knights of Labor, 1869 Terence V. Powderly, head in 1879 United all labor  o Allowed blacks, women, children o Did not allow saloon keepers, gamblers, lawyers, and bankers Artisan Republicanism o Can stop working at a factory and start own business o Freedom from wage work/slavery was their goal Immediate Goals o 8-hour day o o Political reforms, graduated income tax (like modern tax) o Consumer and producer co-ops Peaked in 1886, then declined. o Haymarket incident, couple of failed strikes, unable to unify diverse labor  movement Unions – AFL American Federation of Labor, 1886 Craft Union – specific to a certain labor Typically open to men, to certain ethnicities safety issues Led by Samuel Gompers Dominant union of 1890’s – 1 million members in 1900 Haymarket Incident  May 4, 1886
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This note was uploaded on 10/05/2010 for the course FIN 3000 taught by Professor Ackute during the Spring '10 term at Kennesaw.

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