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July 8, 1905

abolishcapitalismThe founding convention of the Industrial Workers of the World concludes in Chicago. Founding member William “Big Bill” Haywood addressed the convention: “This is the Continental Congress of the working-class. We are here to confederate the workers of this country into a working-class movement that shall have for its purpose the emancipation of the working-class from the slave bondage of capitalism.”

May 18, 1928

bbhWilliam “Big Bill” Haywood – founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World, member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of America, secretary of the Western Federation of Miners, and an advocate of industrial unionism – dies in the Soviet Union where he had fled after having been found guilty and sentenced to 20 years in prison under the Espionage Act of 1917.

February 4, 1869

Big Bill 400 tanWilliam “Big Bill” Haywood is born. Haywood was a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World, member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party of America, an advocate of industrial unionism. “Labor produces all wealth; all wealth belongs to the producer thereof.”

February 4, 1869

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William “Big Bill” Haywood was born. Haywood was a leader of the Western Federation of Miners, a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and an advocate of industrial unionism. “Labor produces all wealth; all wealth belongs to the producer thereof.”

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