American Labor Party

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Noun1.American Labor Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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These activities gained focus in the Congress of Industrial Organizations (i.e., the Industrial Union Councils) and local branches of the Communist party, the Socialist party, the American Labor party, and later the Democratic party.
Late Innings, like Sullivan's previous baseball document compilations, Early Innings (1825-1908) and Middle Innings (1900-1948), also contains historical images, including a 1953 poster put out by the Bronx County American Labor Party asking "The $64 Question: Why Does the N.Y.
In criticizing Lani Guinier, the president's one-time nominee to head the civil rights division of the Justice Department--whose writings offer a conservative a really lively chance to engage the left's assumptions about race--Milton devotes equal time to Guinier's father, who was a "functionary," in her loaded word, in the American Labor Party in the late '30s and early '40s.
It spurred labor-based independent political action by New York's American Labor Party and other groupings.
As the Independent-socialist candidate for the Senate from New York in 1958-a campaign that angered Democratic boss Carmine DeSapio and Communist Party hard-liners alike - and in an earlier American Labor Party campaign he kept alive the promise of third-party politics.

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