MISSION STATEMENT

The objectives of this Local Union 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:

• To organize all persons engaged in work within its jurisdiction for their mutual benefit,
aid and protection;

• To promote or establish wages, hours and other working conditions for all such workers;

• To promote or establish programs to meet the costs of health care, retirement, 
unemployment and similar needs of all such workers and their families.

• To promote the health, wealth and safety of all such workers and their families;

• To promote, foster and develop programs to increase employment opportunities for
such workers;

• To secure recognition by employees and the public of the right to engage in collective
bargaining;

• To promote, foster and develop apprentice programs, training programs, and other
means to advance skills, efficiency, and working knowledge of its members;

• To promote, foster and develop industrial peace and harmonious relations between
employees and employers;

• To promote, foster and develop harmonious relations with community organizations
and with other organizations in the labor movement;

• To promote, foster and develop programs which advance the social unity and efficiency
of the industries employing its members;

• To promote, foster and develop a better understanding by government of the labor
movement;

• To engage in legislative activity to promote, foster and develop the physical, economic
and social welfare of its members and their families;

• To promote, foster and develop the interests 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;

• To engage in such educational and research activity as may be appropriate;

• To engage in legal activities appropriate for the defense and advancement of the
interests of the Local and its members;

• To promote, foster and develop the trade jurisdiction of this Local and the International;

• To fulfill and require observance of this Local's collective bargaining agreement;

• To take such other actions as may tend to protect and promote the welfare and interest
of this Local and its members.