Labor-Party Relations in Three Cities
Relations between labor and the Democratic Party have been changing ever since the New Deal. Below, I describe the main changes from 1960 to the present. Then I examine the current efforts of the Democratic Party and COPE to aggregate interest groups behind the party in each of the three cities. After tracing the impact of each city’s political culture on the political behavior of individual unions, I evaluate the effectiveness of the party’s and labor’s electoral systems in the three cities, comparing their patterns to Greenstone’s community typology.
KeywordsBlack Community Political Organization Democratic Party Community Context Party Leader
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