CWSJ issues Statement of Support for Adjunct Professors at Duquesne University

We have been working with the adjuncts at Duquesne for the past six months both encouraging them to form a union and providing the theological and magisterial foundation for their union effort. See our Statement of Support » Although the Trustees at Duquesne originally stipulated to an NLRB sponsored election, they have quite recently decided to oppose the election based on the Catholic Bishop position that unions violate the Catholic nature of Duquesne. YES, you read that right: the Trustees are invoking the university’s Catholic identity to deny a key teaching of Catholic Social Doctrine: that workers should be encouraged to form a union. See The New York Times article (6/23/12) on the Duquesne situation »