values and principles
Equity Next organizers are a conduit, or connecting channel, between council and general membership. We aim to give general membership a voice and to ensure council is accountable to that voice while also helping council galvanize support around policies from the general membership.
Our below principles are how we get to the what of specific demands, where the what always comes directly from the membership base.
We believe the strength of the union lies in the strength of its general membership. Thus, we believe in creating more opportunities for member engagement and impact outside of council; in fact, we want mechanisms to increase the councils' accountability to general membership through these expanded organizing structures.
First and foremost, we want our union to cast off its traditional shroud of secrecy and embrace transparency in how it operates and deals with employers, leadership, and general membership. We wish to model this within our movement and bring in intersectional, class-based analysis so that member- workers understand their relationship to the whole picture at every step.