Manhattan College Adjunct Professors Organize–win NLRB Decision

Adjuncts at Manhattan College, Bronx, N.Y. filed cards in 2010 to the NLRB to petition an election to choose whether New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) will represent them for collective bargaining purposes. On January 20, 2011 Region 2 of the NLRB decided in the adjuncts favor. Since that time …

A CSWJ Statement on Justice for Miners and their Families

Glenmary Father John S. Rausch, Director of the Catholic Committee of Appalachia, has asked CSWJ to issue an emergency statement in support of miners and their families who may lose their health benefits from their former employers, Peabody Energy, Patriot Coal, Arch Coal, or Magnum Coal. Mine workers are threatened …

32 CSWJ Members sign “On All of Our Shoulders: A Catholic Call to Protect the Endangered Common Good”

That’s right! Of the 150 or so distinguished signers of the statement, CSWJ was well represented. Note: We write in support of this statement but it originated with a group of Catholic theologians who are concerned with the “social indifference” of the Tea Party libertarian movement. All of these scholars …

USCCB 2012 Labor Day Statement: “Placing Work and Workers at the Center of Economic Life”

In a powerful Labor Day statement the nation’s Catholic Bishops through Bishop Stephen E. Blaire have called upon the nations leaders to focus on the poorest among us and have renewed their strong support for labor unions. They chide our political leaders for their focus on “deficits and debt” but …

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, …

CSWJ issues Georgetown Statement. On June 1, 2011 Catholic Scholars met at Georgetown and issued “The Core of Roman Catholic Teaching on Workers’ Rights.”

The Vatican‟s COMPENDIUM OF THE SOCIAL DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH (2004) is a remarkable summary of 2000 years of official Catholic Social Teaching. To place Catholic teaching on labor unions in its proper context, the serious reader will consult the chapters on, “Principles of the Church‟s Social Doctrine” (pp. 71-94), …