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Put the 'Labor' Back in Secretary of Labor (Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A., Part 2)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> <p>[<a href="http://www.sojo.net/blog/godspolitics/?p=2956">continued from part 1&l ...

Our Secretary of Labor is M.I.A. in Protecting Workers (Part 1)
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://blog.sojo.net/tag/economy-special-focus/"></a></p> In recent days, colleagues have asked me to write about the near ...

A 'Call and Response' to End Modern Slavery
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 4:39pm | Type: Blog

<p><a href="http://www.callandresponse.com"></a></p> Last week two films were released that present propagandized visions of the Unite ...

Fomenting a Fair Trade Chocolate Revolution
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:51am | Type: Blog

During a recent trip to Seattle, I took a tour of <a href="http://www.theochocolate.com/">Theo Chocolate</a>, the first and only organic and fair trade chocolate factory in the United Sta ...

Putting Some Labor Back in Labor Day Weekend Services
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:17pm | Type: Blog

Labor Day weekend is often a slow time for congregations. Members are attending family gatherings. Parents are getting children ready for school. Labor Day weekend is often a slow ...

A Matter of Life and Death
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Mary Kay Henry Health care for all is a moral imperative. In May, Sen. Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with an aggre ...

Bless the Hands that Prepare Our Food
Originally Posted: 08/31/2011 - 2:18pm | Type: Blog

During this BBQ season we have to carefully consider what products are apart of our seasonal celebrations. During this BBQ season we have to carefully consider what products are a ...

Where's Your Cross Made?
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 8:32pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Alexis Vaughan “Jesus, take pity on me! ...

Being a Church with Day Laborers
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:36pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jonathan Mendez In June, a predominantly African-American Christian church took the innovative step of hosting a day laborers’ hiring site ...

Religion and Organized Labor
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Richard W. Gillett "Making Work Work," by Tamara Draut, Paul Sherry, Gordon Bonnyman, Joan Fitzgerald, and Jill Suzanne Shook (F ...

Mr. Peabody's Coal Train
Originally Posted: 03/03/2011 - 4:37pm | Type: Magazine Article

Celeste Kennel-Shank Beginning with churches near the coalfields, more than 750 local and national religious leaders have put forth “A Cal ...

Working Women
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Sue Brooks “Taking Back Our Kids” flagrantly overlooks the fact that African-American women have always worked outside the home—before, during, and after the 1950s. Further, it ...

Modeling Values
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Angela M. Skinner I was disturbed by the article “Taking Back Our Kids.” The authors seem to think the best way to combat the consumer culture in which we live, and the problems i ...

Laboring for Justice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Bobo What's happening in the religion-and-labor movement? Monsignor George Higgins, the great " ...

Aftershocks of the Attacks
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler "It’s heartbreaking to see how quickly this hap ...

How much does "free" trade REALLY cost?
Originally Posted: 08/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Jodi Hochstedler The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) turn ...

Temporary Measures
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:53pm | Type: Magazine Article

Josh Greene How temp agencies use welfare-to-work laws to rack up big profits. September 2000, 2100 Lakeside, ...

Let Them Eat Grapes
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Susannah Hunter The United Farm Workers union has called off its 16-y ...

When Profit Is the Driver
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 8:54pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jo Ann Heydron The consequences of globalization. "Today the worker is not only the engine of production ...

Core Values
Originally Posted: 08/05/2011 - 1:16pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Rice The Broetjes had a crazy idea—to treat their workers like people. When Ralph Broetje was 15, he had ...

Whatever Happened to the Eight-Hour Day?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Free Time/Free People Adapted from the Free Time/Free People Campaign statement. For many of us, the hardest w ...

Honest Pay
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Emily Dossett Why the living wage campaign is working. Strolling down the Santa Monica pier on a sunny afterno ...

Under the Heel of Business
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Rosenbaum Many corporations in the global marketplace have severed their social contract with workers and local communities. ...

What is an 'Ethical Wage'?
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Ruth Rosenbaum Participants in conversations about corporate responsibility and wages often use the same words to mean entirely different ...

Restoring Labor's Voice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Chuck Collins A movement for a fair economy. The economic boom has been a bust for people who work for wages. ...

Natural Born Allies
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair Labor activists and people of faith rally around 'core values.' "I feel lik ...

Newspaper Workers continue Protest
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:28pm | Type: Magazine Article

Andrew Schleicher Continuing their two-year vigil, locked-out Detroit newspaper workers brought their protests in May to the Washington, D ...

More Than Pickets and Prayer
Originally Posted: 08/31/2012 - 2:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kim Bobo Fifteen ways to strengthen your congregation's justice ministry with workers. Across the nation ...

Called to Stand with Workers
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter This morning's Washington Post said it is a "workers' market." A booming U.S. ...

The Power of Alliance
Originally Posted: 04/06/2011 - 7:24am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill Wylie-Kellermann Why the church and the labor movement belong together. Biblically, theologically, ethi ...

Creating an Atmosphere for Reform
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jim Wallis AFL-CIO president John J. Sweeney talks about his priorities. John Sweeney was born into a Catholic ...

People Who Labor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristin Brennan Seminarians are learning about another aspect of church members' lives. "You can go ...

To Follow the Carpenter of Nazareth
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Perry Bush For a century and a half, workers and church people have organized together. "Religion," ...

An Insult to the Poor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Peter Laarman Why New York churches are resisting workfare. The most vulnerable and least protected workers of ...

From the Bottom Up
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Slaughter Only the rank and file can bring real and lasting change. Many Americans' hopes for social ...

Where Union Has Gone Before
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Patrick O'Neill Baldemar Velasquez settles in for the long haul on behalf of cucumber pickers in the South. ...

Captive to Capital
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Samuels Even church institutions can lose sight of human needs. The American church and organized labor a ...

Workin' 9-to-4
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Murray MacAdam Support grows for a shorter work week. Time is a priceless commodity these days, as people try ...

Resisting a Bitter Harvest
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Rose Marie Berger Despite anti-union violence, the United Farm Workers persevere in organizing strawberry pickers. ...

Teaming Up With Labor
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Paul Graham Clergy in the Twin Cities are making economic justice a priority At recent nursing-home-worker ral ...

When You're Through Reading
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristin Brennan Suggestions and questions to encourage faithful engagement with labor issues. This special iss ...

Season of Conscience
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bob Hulteen Since its founding in 1994, the People of Faith Network has organized targeted campaigns to educate religious people about the ...

Restoring 'movement' to the labor movement
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Jane Slaughter The Detroit-based monthly newsletter Labor Notes has emerged as the networking center for the labor reform movement. ...

Left-Click for Justice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Nate Solloway Looking for information on strikes, boycott lists, religious statements on worker issues, stories of labor movement heroes, ...

Resources and Organizations
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Kristin Brennan Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE), 548 S. Spring St., Suite 630, Los Angeles, CA 90013; (213) 486-9 ...

In the Lap of Luxury
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:30pm | Type: Magazine Article

Pat McDonnell Twair From City Council to Rodeo Drive: campaigning for a living wage in Los Angeles. Say " ...

From Pews to Picket Lines
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Labor activism as an expression of faith? Labor activism as an expression of faith? This is an un ...

From the Church to the Union Hall
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:43pm | Type: Magazine Article

Margaret Hoven David Earle Anderson The songs of working people. ...

A Mandate for Justice
Originally Posted: 04/05/2011 - 10:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Julie Polter Churches stand with those who labor. Pat Buchanan spouts friend-of-labor rhetoric. Other politic ...