Introducing A New Series on Organizing Experiences: The Labor Party Question | Socialist OrganizerQuicklink submitted by B. Ross Ashley Permalink
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|One of the great tragedies in American working-class history is the fact that there is no electoral-based political party funded by and structured around the existing labor movement to campaign for and elect candidates to implement a class-based agenda as an alternative to the polices of the pro-business parties. Among the voters in the world's industrialized democracies, working-class Americans are virtually alone in this regard. Unlike their counterparts, in Europe, Asia and much the Americas, voters in the US search in vain for a pro-worker voice in the national political debate. That is one of the primary reason that so many U.S. voters abstain from voting, even in presidential elections.|
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