[Excerpt] Since the New Deal, the dominant political strategy of American labor has been to work within the Democratic Party for legislative and other political aims. While sentiment for a "party of our own" has never disappeared in union circles, there has not been much serious talk of third party politics in mainstream unions for some time. Lately, however, such talk has increased.
Fletcher, Jr., Bill
"Debate: Inside or Outside the Democratic Party,"
Labor Research Review:
22, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss22/2