In 1996, thousands of trade unionists and activists decided to build an independent party. Why did the effort fail? Derek Seidman interviewed Mark Dudzic, who became the national organizer of the Labor Party after the death of Tony Mazzocchi in 2002.
I love this quote.
The fact remains that only the labor movement has the resources and organizing capacity to launch and maintain an independent class-based political movement. The launching of a labor party remains the great unfinished business of the US working class.
Read the Interview: What Happened to the Labor Party? | Jacobin
You can also follow this link to documents of the Labor Party, including their platform. It gives a glimpse into what American politics could (and should) be like.