Also known as "The Wobblies", it was based in the Western Federation of Miners (focusing on mining and lumber in the West), and comprised of people who opposed AFL's exclusive unions (skilled workers only). It was designed to be one big union, much like the Knights of Labour, and was the only union that was inclusive no matter gender, occupation, race, or otherwise. Its ultimate goal was "syndicalism"; the destruction of government and its replacement by a big union. However, because of policy disagreements founders withdrew and only William D. Haywood held it together. Ultimately, the Wobblies initial idea was flawed, as the demographics they reached out to -ethnic groups and migratory workers- had very little influence. Strikes led to its decline, and members were branded as anarchists and criminals.