Haywood, William D. “Big Bill”

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  • William D. “Big Bill” Haywood (1869–1928) was a union organizer and political radical who challenged the prerogatives of business and capitalism in the United States during the labor wars of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Associated with the Western Federation of Miners (WFM), the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and the Socialist Party, Haywood was a proponent of industrial unionism as opposed to the craft unionism advocated by the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

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