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 …

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 …

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.” …

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 …