What When Where Why Knights of Labor Who What Second national labor union When

What when where why knights of labor who what second

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What? When? Where? Why? Knights of Labor- Who? What? Second national labor union When? Organized 1869, open to public membership 1881 Where? Why? Known for efforts to organize all workers regardless of skill level, gender, or race. Membership declined mid 1880s for reasons including participation in violent strikes and discord between skilled and unskilled members Haymarket Square Riot- Who? What?
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When? May 4, 1886 Where? Haysquare Market Why? American Federation of Labor- Who? Almost entirely white and male, skilled workers, led by Samuel Gompers What? National federations of trade unions, included only skilled workers When? 1886 Where? America Why? Sought to negotiate with employers for better kind of capitalism that rewarded workers fairly with better wages, hours, and conditions. Samuel Gompers Who? President of American Federation of Labor What? Founded AFL When? 1850-1924 Where? America Why? Wanted employers to offer employees fair deal by paying high wages and providing job security GOD DAMNIT, ALL THE BEGINNING ONES AREN’T HIGHLIGHTED STAYED UP UNTIL TWO IN THE DAMN MORNING, I GIVE UP. I NEED MY SLEEP
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