Bishop Thomas Gumbleton is a retired auxillary bishop from the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit. 

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Woe To Those Who Make Unjust Laws

by Thomas Gumbleton 12-12-2012
Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Union members rally at the Michigan State Capitol on Dec. 11. Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

“We firmly oppose organized efforts, such as those regrettably now seen in this country, to break existing unions and prevent workers for organizing.”

My brother bishops and I wrote that more than a quarter-century ago in our 1986 letter Economic Justice for All.  Regrettably, it rings true still today. 

The right-to-work legislation that was passed by the House and the Senate in Michigan just this month is designed to break unions. It is designed to prevent workers from organizing. And we must oppose it as firmly as we did during the 1980s. 

Converting To Peace

An interview with Thomas Gumbleton, Raymond Hunthausen, Leroy Matthiesen and Walter Sullivan