Kemmerer, Donald L.; Wickersham, Edward D.
January 1950
ILR Review;Jan50, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p213
Academic Journal
This article discusses the reasons for the growth of the Knights of Labor in the U.S. from 1885 to 1886. The growth of the labor union is attributed to their winning of two strikes on the Wabash Co. and other railroads which were owned by capitalist Jay Gould. However, the union claimed that the increase in membership was due to the interest of men to the needs of the organization and not because of their success against Gould. In the "Journal of United Labor," the Knights of Labor commented that they stood together and deserve the support of the whole Order.


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