Mark Dudzic, co-author of Labor Party Time? Not Yet discusses the substantial organizing initiative in the mid-1990s by a group of progressive unions and labor activists to build a labor party - making an important contribution to understanding our history and guiding our future efforts at independent political action. "We would be hard-pressed to identify a period of U.S. history where the need for a labor-based political party was greater than it is now. After all of the events since the financial meltdown of 2008 - the "Wisconsin Winter," the "Occupy Wall Street Autumn," another "lesser of two evils" election season - the next logical step might seem to be the launching (or re-launching) of just such a party. Yet the short-term prospects of an independent, pro-worker political movement emerging on the American scene are virtually nonexistent."