Bill Haywood

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William Dudley "Big Bill" Haywood (February 4, 1869May 18, 1928) was a prominent figure in American radical unionism as a leader of the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) and later as a founding member and leader of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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  • If one man has a dollar he didn't work for, some other man worked for a dollar he didn't get.
    • Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, Peter Carlson, 1983, page 146.
  • The bandage will remain on the eyes of Justice as long as the Capitalist has the cut, shuffle, and deal.
    • Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, Peter Carlson, 1983, page 146.
  • Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - eight hours a day! (From the Haymarket era eight hour campaign)
    • (Haywood variation) Eight hours of work, eight hours of play, eight hours of sleep - and eight dollars a day!
    • Roughneck, The Life and Times of Big Bill Haywood, Peter Carlson, 1983, page 147.
  • The mine owners "did not find the gold, they did not mine the gold, they did not mill the gold, but by some weird alchemy all the gold belonged to them!"
    • Haywood, William D. The Autobiography of Big Bill Haywood. New York: International Publishers, 1929, p. 171.

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