Labor News


Trumka: Pope should tell Congress to support economic justice

"As Pope Francis says, the rules were made by people and can be changed by people to be more fair to people."


Catholic Church and labor leaders vow joint push for social justice

The Roman Catholic Church and the U.S. labor movement are working more closely together than ever.


Supreme court rules vs. employer discrimination by religion

The Supreme Court came down hard on employers who discriminate against potential workers on the basis of religion.


Pope Francis, the Bishop of Bling, CEOs, and Leo Gerard

American CEOs and boards of directors should take note of Pope Francis' recent suspension of the "Bishop of Bling."


Today in labor history: Daniel Defoe pilloried for defending dissent

Legend has it that Defoe's poem struck such a chord with the public that they threw flowers and drank to his health.


Duquesne University professors say yes to a union

Professors at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, a prominent Catholic institution, voted to unionize with the Steelworkers. But the struggle isn't over yet.


Catholic bishops condemn exploitation, back unions

The nation's Catholic bishops have strongly denounced worker exploitation in the U.S. economy, and reaffirmed the positive role that unions play.


Catholic Church not practicing what it preaches on labor rights

Despite the church's pro-union doctrines, embraced in Catholic Social Thought for more than 120 years, those leaders often act just like corporate executives when it comes to labor relations.


Sweeney, prominent bishop challenge Catholic Church on action for workers

Retired AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, one of the Catholic Church's most prominent laymen, and a bishop are challenging their church to live up to its own ideals on workers' rights.

Bishops support collective bargaining

Ohio's bishops are calling for their state's governor and legislature not to remove the right to collective bargaining for public workers, adding " the economy exists for the person, not the person for the economy."

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