Friday, September 5, 2008

Right Time for National Conference on Labor

Stewart A. Alexander
Socialist Party Vice-Presidential Candidate
Friday, 5 September 2008


In June 2008, Steve Zeltzer, a labor organizer and a political consultant, approached Alexander with a proposal to organize a national conference on labor; bringing together working class activist, working class political tendencies and those who want a socialist national alternative. Alexander quickly embraced Zeltzer's idea and has been working with Zeltzer to implement his proposal.

Alexander believes that working people are ready for a socialist alternative. Alexander says, many working people are in the same situation as he and his mother; "working people are taking hits from all directions; shrinking wages, unemployment, unaffordable housing, unaffordable health care cost, high food prices, high fuel prices, loss of benefits, and a two party system that only caters to the corporate ruling class"...

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