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Purpose: Our aim above all is to encourage working people to unite and put up a fight in order to defend and improve our standard of living and to create a far more just, rational, and economically viable economy to replace capitalism, which has thrown billions of people into poverty and is destroying the planet.
This means that we are encouraging our individual unions to fight to improve our standard of living, as opposed to accepting concessions passively. We encourage unions to unite in coalitions in order to fight concessions and win demands by, for example, placing 'tax the rich' measures on ballots in order to fully fund public education and social services. And we strongly encourage all working class organizations to join together in a united front in order to mobilize massive numbers of working people in huge demonstrations and other mass actions to win these demands. The larger the movement, the greater our prospects for success.
This also means that when we engage in organizing within the union or Occupy movement or in community struggles, we do not aim at exploiting these events and those who attend them by competing with other groups to promote ourselves alone and thereby turn our backs on trying to unite the working class. Rather, we attempt to unite all working class groups in a united front so as to most effectively promote, encourage and support working class struggles. In this way we can bring the greatest number of working people together in order to help organize the most effective fight for the demands that workers themselves have raised in their struggles and that resonate with them.
We have adopted this general approach for strategic reasons. Working people will not win important gains around jobs for all, full funding for social services and public education, health care for everyone, etc. without putting up a fight. The working class has been rapidly losing ground because the capitalist class has seized ever-larger portions of society#s wealth for itself.
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