July 18, 2005

The Union as Gospel?

From the Los Angeles Times

Labor Unions Seek to Spread the Gospel

Rabbinical student clasped hands with Islamic scholar and Methodist seminarian. Heads bowed, they sang "Amazing Grace" — and prayed that the security guards employed here would join the Service Employees International Union.

Struggling to regain power and prestige for the sagging labor movement, the AFL-CIO has hired more than three dozen aspiring ministers, imams, priests and rabbis to spread the gospel of union organizing across the nation this summer.

July 18, 2005 in Organizing, Religion | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

April 26, 2005

Update Catholic Church and Labor

On Sunday I posted an entry on the Catholic Church and Labor. LaborProf Blog today has a link to an International Herald Tribune story on the Vatican and Labor which is interesting and worth a look.

In a related post Laborprof Blog reports on Ministers and Clergy unionization.

April 26, 2005 in Industrial Relations Theory, Religion | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack