by Barry Weisleder
The political sea change represented by the orange wave in 2011 seems about to wash ashore the first labour-linked federal government in Canadian history.
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The Workers’ Action Movement — a fledgling, new, positive force for change, inside and outside the ranks of organized labour – has an ambitious goal. It is determined to break the hold of capitalist austerity and to end the downward spiral of concessions bargaining.
The founders of WAM seek to establish a cross-union, class struggle caucus that is anti-capitalist, anti-austerity, anti-concessions, and pro-union democracy.
WAM strives for change based on policies, not on personalities; to replace misleaders on political grounds; to affirm union democratic principles from the bottom up; and to build an independent, class struggle movement from below that is inclusive, transparent and accountable. That means change to the overall direction of our unions, and support for union activists who battle concessions and anti-democratic practices. Not confined to unionists, WAM aims to work with social justice movements, and welcomes all workers and activists from those movements.
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