Labor Party (Stronnictwo Pracy)
|First leader||Wojciech Korfanty|
|Last leader||Tadeusz Michejda|
|Founded||10 October 1937|
|Dissolved||18 July 1946|
|Political position||Centre to Centre-right|
|Politics of Poland
Stronnictwo Pracy (English: Labor Party) was a Polish Christian democratic political party, active from 1937 in the Second Polish Republic and later part of the Polish government in exile. Its founders and main activists were Wojciech Korfanty and Karol Popiel.
The party continued its operations as part of the Polish Underground State during World War II (when it was code-named Romb). Two politicians of the party served as heads of the Government Delegation for Poland, the civilian representatives of the Polish Underground State within occupied Poland, Cyryl Ratajski (1940-1942) and Jan Jankowski (1943-1945).
The party was disbanded in 1946, with the rise of the People's Republic of Poland. Some of its members remained active in the underground until the 1950s, while others joined the Democratic Party (Poland) (Stronnictwo Demokratyczne), an officially sanctioned "opposition" party in communist Poland, also described as a "satellite" party of the communist Polish United Workers' Party (PZPR).
In 1989, after the fall of communism in Poland, an attempt was made to revive the party (Labor Party (Stronnictwo Pracy, 1989)).
- Eva Plach The clash of moral nations: cultural politics in Piłsudski's Poland, 1926-1935 (9780821416952): - Footnote Page 205/206 2006 "Party of Work (Partia Pracy) (which had evolved from left-wing peasant party PSL-Liberation) to form the Union of Labor in Town and Village (Zjednoczenie Pracy Wsi i Miast) in June 1928. The Union of Labor in turn formed a core block within the BBWR .."
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