Labor Party (Stronnictwo Pracy)

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Labor Party
First leader Wojciech Korfanty
Last leader Tadeusz Michejda
Founded 10 October 1937
Dissolved 18 July 1946
Headquarters Warsaw, Poland
Ideology Political catholicism
Christian Democracy
Political position Centre to Centre-right
Colours Azure
Politics of Poland
Political parties
Elections

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)).

The party should be distinguished from the Labor Party (Partia Pracy) of the same period.[1]

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  1. ^ 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 .."