Modal close

Dear Democracy Now! visitor,

You turn to Democracy Now! for ad-free news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power. Democracy Now! brings you crucial reporting like our coverage from the front lines of the standoff at Standing Rock or news about the movements fighting for peace, racial and economic justice, immigrant rights and LGBTQ equality. We produce our daily news hour at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation—all without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How is this possible? Only with your support. If every visitor to this site in December gave just $10 we could cover our basic operating costs for 2017. Pretty exciting, right? So, if you've been waiting to make your contribution to Democracy Now!, today is your day. It takes just a couple of minutes to make sure that Democracy Now! is there for you and everybody else in 2017.

Non-commercial news needs your support.

We rely on contributions from you, our viewers and listeners to do our work. If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make your monthly contribution.

Please do your part today.

Topics

Labor Part Advocates

StoryApril 26, 1996
Watch iconWatch Full Show
Topics

Guests
Tony Mazzocchi

national organizer of Labor Party Advocates

In June, hundreds of union members will converge on Cleveland for a founding convention of the Labor Party. Four international unions — the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers, the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees, the United Electrical Workers and the International Longshoremen’s and Warehousemen’s Unions are backing the effort, along with the many Central Labor Councils, regional and local union bodies. Yesterday, we spoke with Steve Rosenthal, political Director of the AFL-CIO about the labor movement’s strategy in the 1996 election, today we look at a different approach — a long-term strategy to build a strong labor voice in policy debates through a new political party. With Pacifica national affairs correspondent Larry Bensky.


The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.

Make a donation