The IWW Created

On this day in 1905, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) was created Chicago. This labor union included such names as Eugene Debs and William D. Haywood. The goal of the union was to bring together all the workers of the world and, once strong enough, to bring down the capitalist system in one fell strike. It never became as large as its leaders had hoped, and despite a few victories it became the target of government officials, business leaders, and the more conservative labor unions.