Section 1. The object of this Local Union chartered by the International is to unite all workers within its jurisdiction:
a) to improve their wages, hours of work, job security and other conditions of employment; including but not limited to those which are conducive to safety, good health and full enjoyment of life;
b) to promote their social, political, cultural and economic interests, and to encourage their participation in political activities, and to urge the exercise of their responsibilities as citizens;
c) to safeguard, protect and extend freedom, civil liberties and democracy;
d) to strive for equality regardless of race, color, creed, sex or national origin;
e) to engage in collective bargaining, to support stability and prosperity in industry and to maintain harmonious relations between employers and the workers represented by this International Union;
f) to promote company and industry-wide bargaining;
g) to organize workers and assist in the organization of all working people;
h) to aid and cooperate with free trade unions everywhere and such other organizations, whose purposes are in accord with and approved by the International, and to affiliate with and become a part of such organizations;
i) to engage in political activities and secure beneficial legislation and obtain the defeat and repeal of harmful legislation and keep this Local Union free from any and all corrupt and subversive influences.
Section 2. This Local shall endeavor to accomplish the foregoing objects by organizing the unorganized workers within its jurisdiction, educating its membership, negotiating collective bargaining agreements with employers, securing progressive legislation, and by all other appropriate lawful ways and means.