Wednesday, March 7, 2007

NDP Pursues Union Donations Through the Back Door

The Federal NDP has set up an innovative fundraising site aimed at labour organizations. The party is asking unions to create fundraising teams to solicit donations from rank-and-file workers. Of course, campaign finance reform has virtually banned union donations, so the party is relying on individual trade union activists to do the heavy lifting at the local level. It will be interesting to see if this grassroots strategy pays off.