Haywood's Role In The Labor Movement

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William “Big Bill” Haywood grew up and matured much quicker than the other kids did because he lost his father at age three and was in the labor workforce by the age of nine in the mines and it was also at this age when he became blind in his right eye forever. Haywood was a very radical individual heavily involved in the labor movement and a very strong speaker. Big Bill was a critical member in the WFM responsible for organizing the Union’s strikes and spoke up for the more radical side of that union. In 1906, Haywood was arrested on suspicions of murder while found sleeping with his sister in law. During his time in jail he also ran for the governor of Colorado with his socialist viewpoints and surprisingly he had some supporters. Finally,
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