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Our immediate work - Image 18. 1920s. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 4, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4032/show/4025.

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(1920s). Our immediate work - Image 18. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/4032/show/4025

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Title Our immediate work
Alternative Title Our immediate work: program adopted by the Central Executive Committee of the Workers Party of America
Contributor (LCNAF)
  • Communist Party of the United States of America
Publisher Literature Department, Workers Party of America
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1920s
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Communism
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United States
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 21 pages; 19 cm
Original Item Location HX89.C739
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304558~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
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Title Image 18
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Transcript form of local branches is an inheritance from the Social-Democratic Party. It is unfit for effective Communist work, which can only be carried on when the Communists are thoroughly organized in the places where they work. For many reasons this change to a shop nuclei basis is vital to the progress of the Workers Party. One of these reasons, which may be noted, is the necessity of our eventually carrying on campaigns to organize the industrial masses into trade unions. This we can accomplish only if we have established elaborte connections by the institution of shop nuclei throughout the industries. These shop nuclei are in turn united upon the territorial principle. Likewise, the effective application of the whole program of the Workers Party depends upon our gaining the close contact with the working masses which can only be had through a well developed system of shop nuclei. All over the world the Communist Parties are now in process of changing from the territorial to shop nuclei form as the basis of the local Party organization. The Workers Party must follow suit Everywhere the transition is a very difficult one. Especially is this the case in the United States where the situation is greatly complicated by the language problem. Pursuant to the resolution adopted at the last convention of the Workers Party, the Central Executive Committee will now proceed directly to the formation of shop nuclei. Inasmuch as the problem is such a difficult one, the work will be done carefully and largely in an experimental way so that our Party organization will not be injured, but, on the contrary, will be strengthened from the beginning. The Central Executive Committee will instruct the District Organizers to institute certain numbers of shop nuclei in their districts and to develop these directly under the guidance of the Central Execu- 18