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VISION
A.  to return the UBC to the control of the membership

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STRATEGY
A. working within the system

bullet1. to replace leadership that is not acting in the interest
of the rank and file
bullet2. to amend the constitution, bylaws, and other rules in
the interest of the rank and file

B. working outside the system

bullet1. create public awareness of our situation
bullet2. lobby the political forces that are sympathetic
bullet3. educate our members
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Tactics

bulletA. Understand the electoral system
bulletWhich jobs available
bulletWhen
bulletrequirements of candidates
bulletidentify candidates
bulleta.    check candidates’ status
bulletdevelop platforms
bulleta. comprehensive plan to be
implemented over time
bulletpublicize
bulleta. internally through newsletters
bulletb. externally through media
bulletB. Amend the constitution
bulletrequirements
bulleti. develop list of locals who can pass possible
amendments
bulletii. develop agreed on amendments
bulletiii. send agreed text to locals privately
bulletiv. update list-goal of 10% surplus to allow for
challenges
bulletv. Prioritize amendments by
bulletImportance to membership
bulletlikelihood of passing
bulletdecide on which amendments to go for (by
vote, consensus, super majority of 60% ? )
bulletSend them to sympathetic members of
identified locals first, and then after some
headway has been made, spread the word
bulletC. working outside the system
bullet1. Develop North American Newsletter: The Kerf is
becoming a continental editorial, one page,
double sided rag. Locals that do not have their
own newsletters are encouraged to add a second
page of their own. Everyone on this list will receive
a master copy, to be printed (or photocopied)
locally at your own expense. Contributions of text
from all are requested and desired. A main purpose
is to get our vision and platform out coast to coast.
In the event that we get lots of contributing articles,
we can expand size or add issues, (currently
planned for once a month).
bullet2. Develop contacts with our elected reps. Good
relations with sympathetic politicians will come in
handy when we have public events that they can
appear at.
bullet3. Develop media events. A North American
Democratic Labor Day to be held in spring, might
get people all over the continent out in the streets
for media attention

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