William Haywood
  • “Big Bill” Haywood led the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), founded in 1905
    • Refused to sign bargaining agreements with employers
    • Organized the most remote workers
    • Rejected principle of craft organization into “one big union”
    • Instead, members made a commitment to revolution
      • “capitalism must be overthrown through struggles”
      • Struggles were violent
      • Police, National Guardsmen, company security often involved
  • Ludlow Massacre, 1913
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