We, the postal workers of America and the Southwest
Coastal Area Local, in order to form a more perfect
union, establish this Constitution.
We believe the Southwest Coastal Area Local does not contemplate
gain or profit to its members, and is organized for
We, who come from the diverse crafts, believe that in unity there
We believe that all postal workers and all members of labor have
the right to economic, political and social justice.
That all people have the inherent right to earn a
living, and to be justly paid for the services they
That all postal workers have the right to expect to have decent
shelter, food and clothing. That they have the right to
see that their children have the best of education. The
investment of the worker’s lifeblood in giving services
gives them that right.
We further believe that all people are created equal with the right
to determine their own destiny, and to participate in
the forces and events that affect them.
We believe that all postal workers have the right regardless of
race, color, creed, sex, or national origin to hold
their heads high and to have respect for themselves as
We believe, therefore, that in the spirit of the Declaration of
Independence and the U.S. Constitution, all people are
free and have the right to come together to promote the
common cause of all.
We also believe that all members have certain basic rights within
our union and shall be secure in those rights. In order
to give life to the Preamble to the Constitution, and to
the Constitution itself, the Members’ Bill of Rights has