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Workers Assembly, July 25, 2015

Introduction

The MF/PL workers Assembly, to be held on Saturday, July 25, 2015, is a meeting opportunity for all members of our organization who regularly carry out tasks that build toward our objectives.

The Workers Assembly has been recognized as an outstanding need with the goal of strengthening the common visions and ties of collaboration within this important group of our organization. It aims to bring together the wealth of experiences, perspectives of analysis and political positions among those who consider themselves workers, so we can continue contributing as an effective instrument of the social movement.

During this initial meeting, the MF/PL Workers Assembly will provide feedback on the proposals to the membership that were approved by the Leadership Committee. These documents propose options to increase active participation in our organization and to bring closure to the dispute leading to the departure of workers last year.

The ultimate goal of the Workers Assembly is to establish in our internal dynamic, which workers are the central part, the prospects for continuous change. Only with momentum and commitment will this Assembly achieve its objectives.

In addition, we have created the email list workers-assembly@… to facilitate the preparation of the Assembly and to promote continuous dialogue. This is a opt-in private list, only for the compañeros and compañeras who wish to build this collective identity by requesting a subscription.

Invitations

  • Leadership Committee: Maritza, Pablo, Juan Gerardo, Jaime, Louis, Mallory, Alfredo, Jamie, Enrique, Jerome, Jackie
  • Admins, people with root access and support team members: Ross, dkg, Josue, Greg, Joseph, Nat, Steve, Kendra, Ben, Jaime V. and kosa.
  • México Coop: Sandra, Pablo L., Carlos, Francia, Melesio, Eugenio, Ana, David, Olinca, Aarón, Jesús, Edgardo, Fátima
  • Internationalization: Analia, Lindsey, Erika
  • Movement Leaders: Rob Robinson, Jay Schaffner, Liz Mestres, Manisha Desai, Walda Katz-Fishman, Suren Moodliar, Makani Themba, Bryan Mercer, Silvia Orduno

Agenda

  1. The LC reports on recent prolitical and organizing projects
  2. The LC presents the foundational documents
    • Political Environment
    • Mission
    • Values
    • Objetives
    • Structure proposals
  3. Divide into four groups: discussion on substantial critiques and new proposal for changes or additions that support the organization.
  4. Break for food and coffee
  5. Share results
  6. Declaration of Intentionality: discussion on how to construct better representation in terms of gender, race, culture and social movement experience in the meetings of our organization that we want to achieve and how we will get there.
  7. Conclusions. How will the LC process the conclusions reached during this meeting at the membership meeting.

We expect the Workers Assembly to last four hours, will take place on July 25 in both NY and Mexico City, with a common agenda and supported by video conference and simultaneous interpretation.

Notes: The LC is currently discussing the terms of this document and how it will be implemented.