Objects and Principles

The objects and purpose of this Local are to provide for, protect and improve the general welfare of its members and the employees represented by it both directly and indirectly by all lawful means and methods and, more particularly, but without limitation of the foregoing:
  1. to organize all persons in work within its jurisdiction for their mutual benefit, aid and protection;
  2. to promote or establish wages; hours and other working conditions for all such workers;
  3. to promote or establish programs to meet the costs of health care, retirement, unemployment and similar needs to all such workers and their families;
  4. to promote health, welfare and safety of all such workers and their families;
  5. to promote, foster and develop programs to increase employment opportunities for such workers;
  6. to secure recognition by employees and the public of the right to engage in collective bargaining;
  7. to promote, foster and develop apprentice programs, training programs and other means to advance the skills, efficiency and working knowledge of its members;
  8. to promote, foster and develop industrial peace and harmonious relations between employees and employer;
  9. to promote, foster and develop harmonious relations with community organizations and with other organizations in the labour movement;
  10. to promote, foster and develop programs which advance the social utility and efficiency of the industries employing its members;
  11. to promote, foster and develop a better understanding by government of the labour movement;
  12. to engage in Legislative activity to promote, foster and develop the physical, economic and social welfare of its members and their families;
  13. to promote, foster and develop the interest of this Local and its members as workers by such means as registration, voting, political education and citizenship activities involving its members and their families;
  14. to engage in such educational and research activity as may be appropriate;
  15. to engage in legal activities appropriate for the defense and advancement of the interests of the Local and its members;
  16. to promote, foster and develop the trade jurisdiction of the Local and the International;
  17.  to fulfill and require observance of this Local’s Collective Bargaining Agreement;
  18.  to take such other actions as may tend to protect and promote the welfare and interest of this Local and its members.