Haywood, William Dudley Called "Big Bill.” 1869-1928. American labor frontrunner. A socialist who assisted found the Industrial Workers worldwide (1905), he was ejected from Socialist Party for his militant views (1912) and had been convicted of sedition during World War I. He fled towards Soviet Union in 1921.
united states of america work leader and militant socialist who had been one of several founders of Industrial Workers around the globe (1869-1928)