• Pandemic’s economic toll just starting to show for both nation, church

    Pandemic’s economic toll just starting to show for both nation, church

    • Apr 4, 2020

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — After 11 years of U.S. economic growth, the statistics are staggering. First-time applications for unemployment benefits, which had been hovering in the low 200,000s from week to week, soared to 3.3 million in the March 26 report, then nearly doubled to 6.58 million in the April 2

  • Presidential debate issue: Crossing picket line at a Catholic university

    Presidential debate issue: Crossing picket line at a Catholic university

    • Dec 17, 2019

    Days before the scheduled Democratic presidential debate Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, there was no debate about what the seven qualifying candidates would do if the labor dispute between a food service company and school employees was not resolved by Dec. 18. All of the candidates said they wouldn’t cross a picket line to participate in the debate and they hoped the two sides would reach an agreement.

  • USCCB brief backing unions the talk of Catholic Labor Network meeting

    USCCB brief backing unions the talk of Catholic Labor Network meeting

    • Feb 5, 2018

    The fact that the U.S. bishops wrote an amicus brief in January supporting labor unions in their battle to avoid a “right-to-work” environment in the public sector was the talk at the Feb. 3 annual meeting of the Catholic Labor Network.