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Unformatted text preview: Knight of labor--Founded by nine Philadelphia tailors in 1869 and led by Uriah Smith Stephens- Goal : to increase negotiating powers by unionizing all American workers. demanding an end to child and convict labor , equal pay for women , a progressive income tax , and the cooperative employer-employee ownership of mines and factories. Idea: producerism- a syncretic ideology of populist economic nationalism that holds that the productive forces of societythe ordinary worker , the small businessman , and the entrepreneur are being held back by parasitical elements at both the top and bottom of the social structure. What happened:- The Knights of Labor lacked good management and their inability to carry out successful strikes for their members caused their ranks to be recruited by the AF and finally they went extinct. American federation of labor- It was founded Samuel Gompers as a reorganization of its predecessor, the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions ....
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