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”

“The Time Is Now to Lay the Foundations of a New Labor-Based Political Party”

We are living under a capitalist system in crisis — a system that only knows how to stem its growing crisis by fueling speculation and war spending, on the one hand, and by slashing workers’ wages and working/living conditions, on the other. Working people and all the communities of the oppressed are in a direContinue reading ““The Time Is Now to Lay the Foundations of a New Labor-Based Political Party””

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”

LCIP Endorsers

LCIP ENDORSEMENTS (INITIAL LIST) LCIP Organizational Endorsements: • Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC, AFL-CIO) — Toledo, OH • Teamsters Local 808 — Long Island City, NY • Labor Fightback Network — Flanders, NJ • The Organizer Newspaper/Socialist Organizer — San Francisco, CA • Haiti Liberté Newspaper — Brooklyn, NY • Ujima People’s Progress Party (MD) —Continue reading “LCIP Endorsers”

Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates

OPEN LETTER TO THE DELEGATES OF THE NORTH SHORE (OHIO) AFL-CIO FEDERATION OF LABOR (December 2014)  Presentation The following Open Letter to the Delegates of the North Shore (Ohio) AFL-CIO Federation of Labor was signed by 19 Cleveland-area unionists and distributed to the delegates of this Cleveland central labor council. We are reprinting this OpenContinue reading “Model Open Letter Urging Labor Council to Run Independent Labor Candidates”