2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2020 2:05 PM by Thomas Richardson

    What happened to the Knights of Labor?

    Howard Scott Newbie

      What happened to the Knights of Labor's  National Strike in 1888? Washington State History has the Northern Pacific Railroad at Cle Elum in 1887. Then the Knights of Labor started a national strike against steel, coal, and the railroad in 1888. The Railroad then brought in African Americans as strikebreakers, protected by the Pinkerton's.  The story taught in schools has no ending, and begins fresh with the CIO, and presents modern labor unions. The Knights were promoting a co-operative economy in place of capitalism. They were very active in the Washington Territory. They were leading strikes across the east coast in 1888. What is known of their outcome?