Tag: Interfaith Worker Justice

May Day rally marchers voice concern for those left out of proposed immigration reform bill

May Day rally marchers voice concern for those left out of proposed immigration reform bill
It was the first truly warm day of spring, reaching a longed-for temperature above 80 degrees. Old men pushed their ice cream carts, the bells on them ringing as they moved. The sun filtered through the cracks between downtown’s skyscrapers and onto hundreds of marchers at this year’s May Day parade on Wednesday. The parade... Read more »

Labor fights back from one-two punch

Labor fights back from one-two punch
The numbers say it all. The unionized workforce has shrunk  because manufacturing jobs have been going overseas and the job growth in sectors like retail and service, where there are few unions. Organized labor has tried to reverse the trend. The unions’ methods range from welcoming immigrant workers into their ranks to having large demonstrations when state... Read more »

Interfaith Worker Justice's new reader

People seeking to learn more about workers’ current situation and relationship with organized religion have a valuable new resource: Interfaith Worker Justice’s A Worker Justice Reader: Essential Writings on Religion and Labor. Edited by Joy Heine, the book contains an introduction by Kim Bobo, the organization’s founder and the author of Wage Theft in America. The dedication... Read more »
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