DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES & NATIONAL CONSTITUTION

DECLARATION OF PRINCIPLES

Latin Americans are mostly working people. Therefore, we have a need for jobs with adequate pay, well-resourced and staffed schools to educate our children, decent housing and fair access to these things in the richest country in the world.

We Latin Americans have found the labor movement to be the most effective ally in the achievement of our needs and aspirations as working people.

As Latin American trade unionists, we have found that the organizational and political experiences we have gathered in our unions place us in a position to make a substantial contribution to both the Latin American community and to the labor movement in general.

The traditional enemies of the aspirations of workers to a decent life are also, in the main, the enemies of the aspirations of the Latin American people. It is, therefore, our intention to unite for a common goal in repelling the oppressive aims of such negative forces. To achieve these objectives, we must first improve communications and cooperation amongst ourselves, then between ourselves and the Latin community in general and, particularly, between ourselves as trade unionists and the rest of organized labor as a whole.

Accordingly, it is in this spirit that the LABOR COUNCIL FOR LATIN AMERICAN ADVANCEMENT is created in the pursuit of achieving social dignity, economic prosperity and political justice and a decent standard of living for every Latin American worker and their families, and to serve as a vehicle to attain the respect and equality to which every citizen of this great nation is rightfully entitled.

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