Independent Labor Party Sweeps Ohio Local Election
Written by David May
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:46
Revealing another crack in the fragile foundation of the two-party system, voters in Lorain County, Ohio elected 24 Independent Labor Party candidates in local elections in December, out of 26 who ran. The election result was completely ignored by the major media outlets. Why? Because it shows that when offered an alternative fighting for the working class majority, with the numbers and resources of the unions behind to make it a viable option, working people will respond.
Your recent announcement that you may have to become an independent if the Obama administration’s sequestration budget gets passed sent an uproar through the news community and blogs across the internet. This bit of news has not gone unnoticed by those of us at the Campaign For a Mass Party of Labor (CMPL). We are of the belief that the two major parties are far more interested in the interests of big business, and believe the facts speak for themselves...
Labor Party Time? A New Blog Initiated by Former Officials of the Labor Party
Written by CMPL
Sunday, 23 December 2012 08:40
The Campaign for a Mass Party of Labor is thrilled to see a broadening of the discussion on the need for a U.S. labor party with the launching of this new blog. With "lesser evil" austerity bearing down on the American working class, the need for such a party has never been more urgent. Labor Party Time? is a forum to discuss and debate the need for an independent political party for working people and the prospects for a renewed labor party effort given the state of the labor movement in the United States. The experiences of the Labor Party, founded in June 1996 as a new political party of, by and for working people, serve as the basis for the discussion.
Labor Party Time? Not Yet a contribution by Labor Party National Organizer Mark Dudzic and Secretary-Treasurer Katherine Isaac chronicles the successes and failures of the Labor Party movement and analyzes the impact of the effort, the reasons for its decline, and its lessons for today. Join the discussion by posting comments to the Labor Party Time? analysis or to the responses by Labor Party activists Jed Dodd, Donna Dewitt, Chris Townsend, Bill Onasch, and Les Leopold. The CMPL will contributing to this discussion in the coming weeks.
Labor Party Time? (A Contribution to the Discussion)
Written by Mark Dudzic & Katherine Isaac
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 00:14
We republish here an article by Mark Dudzic and Katherine Isaac, both active in the Labor Party in the 1990s and early 2000s (as National Organizer and Secretary-Treasurer respectively). It gives an overall picture of the movement for a labor party in the 1990s, and the conditions that contributed to the party's formation. The article correctly points out the need for an independent political party of the working class and the need for such a party to be based on the resources of the labor movement. As the authors explain: "We would be hard-pressed to identify a period of U.S. history where the need for a labor-based political party was greater than it is now." The CMPL couldn't agree more!