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5 Ways to Rethink Labor Day

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Labor Day is usually thought of as a time of rest, vacation, parties, and beaches. However, COVID has changed some of those plans, or at least should change those plans. Because of the pandemic, millions are out of work, creating a sense of insecurity for families and causing an economic


The Boycott of Wendy’s and Advocating Together for a Proven Model to End Exploitation in Supply Chains

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In March 2016, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) called for a consumer boycott of Wendy’s until it joins the Fair Food Program. After having engaged Wendy’s with the CIW for ten years, the Presbyterian Mission Agency Board voted denominational support for the boycott at its April meeting. In this

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A Travesty and a Shame on the Nation

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Harris v. Quinn Limits Workers’ Collective Bargaining Rights Article originally featured in the Office of Public Witness blog. See also: J. Herbert Nelson Reacts to the Hobby Lobby Decision. The Reverend J. Herbert Nelson, II, Director of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Office of Public Witness in Washington, DC, today expressed

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Good Jobs Nation

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Taking on Moral Gridlock in Washington, DC. What You Can Do About Low-Wages and Worker Injustice – by  Kim Bobo and Michael Livingston, Interfaith Worker Justice. Ana Julia Fuentes has worked as a janitor at Union Station for 23 years and makes $8.75 an hour. Wilfredo Reyes Lopez is a


Solidarity Matters: Good News for Hospitality Workers

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Hospitality workers are often out of sight: washing sheets and making our beds in hotels; preparing food for our children in school cafeterias; stocking shelves in airport shops. Thanks to their persistent activism and the solidarity of their allies, their employers cannot presume that “out of sight is out of

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Timeline: The Presbyterian Church and Labor Rights

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1908 It is the beginning of the 20th century. The United States has seen rapid industrialization, urbanization, concentration of wealth, and labor rights issues. In response, an ecumenical gathering adopts the 1908 Social Creed of the Churches. 1950s Presbyterians advocate “free collective bargaining in labor-management relations,” calling on Presbyterians to