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What did the Knights of Labor want to change about the workforce?

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The Knights of Labor advocated for the eight-hour workday, the end of child labor, equal pay for equal work, and political reforms like the graduated income tax. The Knights of Labor started in Philadelphia, PA in 1869 as a secret tailor's union, but they expanded to include workers from all kinds of jobs.

If you'd like to read more about the Knights of Labor, here are some useful resources:

-Knights of Labor, Ohio History Central: http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/entry.php?rec=910

This article provides general background information about the Knights of Labor, including the changes they wanted to make in the workforce.

-The Knights of Labor, LearnNC: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/nchist-newsouth/4703

This page from LearnNC includes the text of the Knights of Labor platform, which was adopted by the group in 1878. It provides more detail about the changes they advocated for and understanding of why they were pushing for those changes.

I didn't know much about the Knights of Labor, so I did a quick Google search for "Knights of Labor goals."

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