CSWJ Members Question $1 million Koch grant to Catholic University

The Koch brothers donation to CUA’ School of Business and Economics begs the question of what they expect for it. The new Dean of the school has made several statements question the Church’s support for public sector labor unions and alleges the Church has not addressed global warming. See our …

Read Joe Holland’s Paper on the Challenge that Global Capitalism poses for Church and Labor

CSWJ Vice-Chair Joe Holland has written a provocative paper on “LOCAL-GLOBAL & ECO-SOCIAL COMMUNITY UNIONS: Challenge For Church & Labor in the New Stage of Global Capitalism.” Enter into the discussion of how the Catholic community must respond creatively to the global assault on workers’ rights with community organzing and …

CSWJ Issues “Statement of Support for the Right to form Labor Unions to be included in the Civil Right Act”

Catholic Social Teaching holds that the right to join or form labor unions is based on the right of free association that is rooted in the natural law that flows from the divine law. In CST it is the task of public authorities to enshrine this right in “juridical systems.” …

CSWJ Member Donald C. Carroll Writes Challenging Article on “At-Will Employment”

Introduction DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING WAS CONFIDENT that the arc of the moral universe bends towards justice. The history of the at-will doctrine in employment law is an example of this arc, as the nationwide jurisprudence moves away from the doctrine and towards a more just social compact. This Article …

Fr. Pat Sullivan’s inspiring homily (3.19.2011) at St. John’s Conference on the “The Theology of Work Dignity of Labor”

NOTE: This is the text of the homily that was delivered by Fr. Patrick Sullivan, CSC, at the Mass that concluded a conference on “The Theology of Work and The Dignity of Workers” at St. John’s University Law School, Queens, N.Y., March 18 and 19, 2011. Fr. Sullivan is Chaplain …