- Sep 29, 2020
The New York Archdiocese’s “Mass for Labor” this year was offered Sept. 12 from the Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Manhattan with just a few faithful in the pews during the morning liturgy, and many union members watching via livestream.
he 2020 edition of the annual “Gaudium et Spes Labor Report” issued by the Catholic Labor Network has found more than 600 Catholic institutions with unionized workforces.
Workers whose jobs put them in direct contact with the public related both the pride and fear of doing their work amid the coronavirus pandemic during a July 22 forum sponsored by the Catholic Labor Network.
A prevailing culture of profit over people” creates “a culture that quantifies work and robs it of its humanity and its inherent dignity,” said Father Clete Kiley in his homily for a Workers’ Memorial Day Mass sponsored and livestreamed April 28 by the Catholic Labor Network.
Essential workers often come from poor families, and don’t have the option to stay home.
A Jan. 28 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington reversed a 2017 ruling by the National Labor Relations Board ordering a Pittsburgh Catholic university to bargain with its adjunct faculty group.