Special Section: Labor and Worker Justice
In his encyclical Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), Pope John Paul II wrote that through work, people achieve fulfillment as human beings. Because of this, as a society, we must protect the dignity of workers and their rights for respect and fair wages in the workplace. These articles honor Labor Day, a national holiday set aside to celebrate the achievements of the labor movement and the contribution of each worker to the prosperity—both social and economical—of our nation.
Catholics have a long history of support for unions, but the recent protests in Wisconsin show how strained the relationship has become.
Community is the first casualty in America's labor wars
Change seems to be the only constant in what Americans do for a living and how they do it.
U.S. employers routinely violate the seventh commandment when they refuse to pay their workers their legally mandated wages.
When U.S. Catholic readers punch the clock, they don't forget that they are still on God's time, according to a Reader Survey in honor of Labor Day.
Cardinal James Gibbons' support for the Knights of Labor in the late 19th century helped lay the groundwork for Rerum Novarum.
Encyclical Letter of His Holiness Pope Leo XIII issued on May 15, 1891.
Buyer beware: That low-priced shirt might have cost someone their life.
Don’t paint public workers as a public enemies; they’re just working for the common good.