Statement of Purpose

We — political, trade union, and community activists from different political backgrounds — have decided to constitute ourselves as the Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) with two intertwined objectives: Our first objective is to promote running independent labor-community candidates beginning in 2020 at a local and state level around a platform thatContinue reading “Statement of Purpose”

Al Rojas

Al Rojas, Vice-president, Sacramento LCLCAA, co-founder United Farm Workers union The Democratic Party is a full accomplice in the attacks on immigrant workers and their families, as it (1) authored and promoted the NAFTA and CAFTA trade agreements, which deepened the poverty in Mexico and Central America, forcing millions to flee their lands and communities,Continue reading “Al Rojas”

New Democratic House Leaders Steer Clear of Medicare For All New Bosses Same As the Old Bosses By Bruce A. Dixon (Black Agenda Report, December 2018)

In January 2019 the 116th Congress will swear in, this time with a Democratic majority in the House. Corporate Dems and even many self-described lefties are still celebrating some kind of victory. But it ain’t so. The headline on a November 20 Roll Call article “On Medicare For All Democrats Tread Lightly” says it all.Continue reading “New Democratic House Leaders Steer Clear of Medicare For All New Bosses Same As the Old Bosses By Bruce A. Dixon (Black Agenda Report, December 2018)”

The Green New Deal and the Need for a Labor Party By Shamus Cooke

A Green New Deal is a fine demand, but ultimately the project is hopeless if it’s executed under a capitalist umbrella. Only a socialist Green New Deal can deliver a thorough transformation of society demanded by the situation, coordinating the vast wealth and technology of the country while inviting more nations into the project, sinceContinue reading “The Green New Deal and the Need for a Labor Party By Shamus Cooke”

Baldemar Velasquez

Baldemar Velasquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) On November 11, 2018, the executive board of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) endorsed the LCIP campaign. FLOC represents 23,000 mostly-Latino farmworkers in the Midwest and North Carolina. The union is presently boycotting e-cigarette maker VUSE and seeking a collective-bargaining agreement with its parentContinue reading “Baldemar Velasquez”

Desirée Rojas

Desiree Rojas, President, Sacramento chapter of the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, LCLAA  “I support Labor and Community for an Independent Party (LCIP) because dark money inside both parties has corrupted all governmental institutions; the Democrats have been complicit. Today you see Democrats endorsing Republicans and signing onto the Trump Agenda. The Democrats haveContinue reading “Desirée Rojas”

LCIP Organizing Committee members

(Organizations and titles listed for id. only) Baldemar Velasquez, President, Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC); AFL-CIO executive council, MacArthur Fellow; Order of the Aztec Eagle, Mexico’s highest award for a noncitizen, Toledo, OH; Nancy Wohlforth, Secretary-Treasurer Emerita, Office and Professional Employees Union (OPEIU); former chair, Pride at Work; former AFL-CIO executive council, Washington, DC;  DonnaContinue reading “LCIP Organizing Committee members”

A.J. Muste and the League for Independent Political Action in the Late 1920s and ’30s

Chapter Eight The critical factor in building a viable Farmer-Labor political movement was the intimate, supportive involvement of national farmer and labor organizations.  But this was not on the agenda between 1925 and 1931. After the abortive LaFollette campaign, both the American Federation of Labor (AFL) and the farmers’ Non-Partisan League (NPL) were in aContinue reading “A.J. Muste and the League for Independent Political Action in the Late 1920s and ’30s”