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  American Labor
POLITICAL PARTY DETAILS
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AbbreviationALP
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CountryUnited States
Established1936-00-00
Disbanded1954-00-00
ContributorChronicler
Last EditedRBH - June 04, 2016 07:00pm
DescriptionIn 1936 the American Labor Party was formed by David Dubinsky of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union and Sidney Hillman of the Amalgamated Clothing Workers Union. Two years later Vito Marcantonio was elected to Congress where he represented East Harlem's 20th District. He was later joined by Leo Isacson.

During the 1930s, the ALP was the major left-leaning anti-Tammany force in New York City and was a supporter of Mayor LaGuardia. The party suffered a major setback when the more moderate faction separated in 1944 to form the Liberal Party.

By 1946, the ALP was becoming too closely identified with the Communist Party. Both the Democrats and the Republicans, who had not shunned the ALP earlier, began to take action to marginalize the ALP. In the 1948 presidential elections the American Labor Party gave its support to Henry Wallace and the Progressive Party.

Both Leo Isacson (1948) and Vito Marcantonio (1950) lost their seats in Congress and the American Labor Party came to an end in 1956.

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