Letter from Professor Holland about union ‘bosses’

In your Miami Herald article of today (2009-09-03) for the “Local & State” section, the headline objecively announces “Business Leaders … ,” and your article objectively refers to these “business leaders” as “officials,” but then your article subjectively labels the leadership of the other side of the debate as “union bosses.” (Italics added.) I am sure you wish to …

CSWJ SIGN-ON STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF THE EFCA

Sign-on Statement in Support of the Employee Free Choice Act We speak as scholars who are committed to Catholic Social Teaching concerning the human right of workers to organize employee unions. The Magisterium of the Catholic Church recognizes “the fundamental role played by labor unions, whose existence is connected with the …

Catholic Social Teaching, EFCA, and the Current Crisis

by Joseph J. Fahey Catholic Social Teaching (CST) states that labor unions “are a positive influence for social order and solidarity, and are therefore an indispensable element of social life.” CST further teaches that “unions have the duty of acting as representatives working for ‘the proper arrangement of economic life’” and must …