Labor Unions

The Latest


Labor Day means ‘radical solidarity’ with working families, U.S. bishops say

Sep 2, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

On Labor Day, the U.S. bishops call for economic policy and community advocacy to prioritize working families. Read more

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno speaks at a rally of the UFW march for a labor union voting rights bill in Calwa, Calif., Aug. 11, 2022.

Fresno bishop joins march for farmworkers’ union voting rights bill

Aug 18, 2022

By Carl Bunderson

Bishop Joseph Brennan of Fresno joined the United Farm Workers last week for a portion of the union’s march through... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience address in the library of the Apostolic Palace May 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: Do not forget workers pushed to the margins by pandemic

Jun 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis was addressing an International Labor Organization summit. Read more

Why organized labor is (still) a Catholic cause

Sep 7, 2020

By Kevin J. Jones

At a time when labor unions are weak, Catholics still have a place in the labor movement, said a priest... Read more

Duquesne University's crest on Canevin Hall.

Federal court: labor board can't judge Catholic schools' religious mission

Jan 30, 2020

Longstanding court precedent has recognized religious schools’ right to pursue their mission in faculty employment decisions, and so the National... Read more

The Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Bishops weigh in on SCOTUS union case and workers' rights

Jun 29, 2018

A US Supreme Court decision striking down mandatory fees paid to public-sector unions undermines workers’ collective rights and can’t be... Read more

Union members rally Dec. 11, 2012 at the Michigan State Capitol to protest a vote on Right-to-Work legislation.

Catholics see two sides to Michigan's new union limits

Dec 14, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Catholic commentators have weighed in on both sides of the controversial “right to work” labor bill in the longtime union... Read more