Political System of the Proletariat Union
The Proletariat Union, an All-Unionist democratic world republic, pursues organic democratic values that are rooted in the communal republic system espoused by the [All-Union Sutras]. The government is structured as a representative and participatory democracy, emphasizing socialism and empowering the common people. We adhere to the tenants of democratic centralism; directly electing all public servants into every administrative level in the country. While there is the potential to exclude the voices of citizens and consumers outside of the union, Workers' Councils will work outside of the workplace and within the community to encourage community and consumer participation in economic and political activity and will work to form and maintain the institutions necessary in any society such as schools, libraries, homes, and so on. The First Edition of the All-Unionist Sutras argues; "At the same time that syndicalism exerts this unrelenting pressure on capitalism, it tries to build the new social order within the old. The unions and the 'workers' councils' are not merely means of struggle and instruments of social revolution; they are also the very structure around which to build a free society. The workers are to be educated [by their own activity within the union] in the job of destroying the old propertied order and in the task of reconstructing a stateless, post-capitalist society. The two go together."
Voluntary association underpins the Proletariat Union, it is not the responsibility of any unitary state biased in favour of one particular ethnic group to run the democratic world republic. Rather, confederated devolution of government power empowers regional and local polities to self-manage. Our Proletariat Union runs on two strata of administrative bodies, each comprised of constituent sub-bodies:
- Supreme Congress of Labour Committees
The supranational bicameral legislature of the Proletariat Union is the "Supreme Congress of Labour Committees", which is a directly elected position and are responsible for creating law and legislation, suggesting amendments to the All-Unionist Sutras (Possible with the approval of a 50% majority of Congress seats). The SLCL is composed of two chambers, The People's Commission (PC) and the Cabinet of Minorities (CM). The members of the People's Commission are directly elected by the people, with one representative (of the SLCL as a whole) per 1,000,000 residents. The members of the Cabinet of Minorities are proportionally elected by the Municipal Board of all municipalities, with each province sending 10 representatives. Autonomous Labour Committees send 12 additional members, while semi-autonomous provinces send 8 additional members.
Currently, with a total of 366 regular, 38 autonomous + 2 semi-autonomous provinces, the People's Commission has 1,459 members, while the Chamber of Nationalities has 4532 members.
> Regular Labour Committees
The Supreme Congress's duties when not in session trickle down to regional Labour Committees, who function as a Cabinet in other worlds. Secretariats act as international diplomats as well as supervisors to lower political processes. They cannot pass their own laws and are subject to the All-Union Sutra by default.
> Autonomous Labour Committees
These are Labour Committees where the constituents are one or more municipal boards with a degree of autonomy from the Supreme Congress. These autonomous labour committees are given the right to secede from the union, thus they enjoy high levels of autonomy. All these bodies are elected directly by their residents.
> Semi-Autonomous Labour Committees
These are Labour Committees in which constituents are a mixture of both autonomous and ordinary municipal boards. Semi-autonomous provinces can pass their own law within the limits of rules of the central law, albeit with more limits on semi-autonomous provinces.
- Municipal Board
An assembly of two or more Workers' Councils within a local municipality. Municipal Boards provide a wide variety of services to their councils and enforce various supranational, regional and local laws for their communities. These services include public health, traffic, parking and animal management.
> Workers' Councils
A deliberative body of delegates sourced from local collectives, syndicates and communes.
>> Collectivized Cooperatives
Collectives are cooperative businesses, farms, or manufacturers that outsource their supply chains to focus on their core business competencies. These businesses would make up 79% of businesses within the Proletariat Union and employ nearly 73% of the workforce.
>> Industrial Syndicates
A partnership of collectives that form for better control over their own supply chains, with 15 (5 manufacturers, 5 wholesalers and 5 retailer chains) being the legal limit of chains they can control before falling afoul of supranational regulation. Because of their wide span of control, mega-cooperatives despite only making about 15% of the entire industrial sector employ 25% of the workforce.
>> Frontier Communes
Frontier Communes are a type of self-sustaining organization where an entire village or town collectively farms, owns and lives off from the land surrounding their commune. Usually, these would be managed by elected delegates from within the locale, who would assemble with other nearby locales to form special Villager Councils (Equiv. to Workers' Councils). Frontier communes arise from remote geographic distribution, isolation or poor relationships with neighbouring cooperatives. 6% of the Proletariat Union's global industries are controlled by the rural 2% of the world's workforce.
The Supreme Congress of Labour Committees reserve the right to write a [Letter of Amendment] and send it to the [Divine Secretary]. Amendments can only be passed with two-thirds majority approval of the members of the SCLC. Amendments are to be drafted by the Labour Committees with debate & discussion between the members. Drafts are subjected to the people's consensus. People can send letters on these topics. The Labour Committees are obligated to edit the draft based on people's responses. The final draft is not ratified without a popular referendum. With a majority approval in the referendum and the Supreme Congress, the final Letter of Amendment is sent to our Divine Secretary via secure fax channel for the publication of a [New Edition].