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Labor Day

Work can be virtuous or lead to a life of dysfunction. It’s important to keep your work in proper perspective. One way to do that is by understanding what place God wants to play in your work. […] Read More

Unemployment is under 4 percent; the stock market is reaching all-time highs. U.S. wages, however, have not kept pace with inflation, stagnating purchasing power for four decades. […] Read More

Although unions aren’t the bulwark against corporate greed they once were, the teacher uprisings of 2018 have been a bright spot and a path forward in a tough employment environment. […] Read More

Labor Day, first nationally celebrated in 1894, was established to celebrate not just work, but the accomplishments of trade unions and labor movements. Here’s why Christians should remember it. […] Read More

Labor Day weekend offers a “kairos moment, a moment of crisis as well as opportunity,” the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops emphasized in its annual Labor Day statement. Such a moment requires Christians to identify and support cooperative initiatives that honor workers, ensure safe working conditions and provide just wages, thereby increasing social solidarity and […] Read More

A truck parks in a Wal-Mart parking lot in San Antonio in July’s blistering heat. A man desperate for water makes it inside the store asking for a drink. It’s discovered that the truck is full of people. Eight are already dead, two more die later, and others were critical with probable permanent damage. Vehicles […] Read More

Labor Day was established as an official U.S. holiday 123 years ago to recognize and celebrate workers on the first Monday of September. This day, the U.S. Department of Labor explains, “is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers” and recognizes “the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being […] Read More

Labor Day – what a novel and paradoxical concept, at least the way many Americans think about it. The day, the first Monday in September, has ambiguous origins. The rationale for the day was that the American worker needed to be honored for the economic and cultural achievements brought in by the national labor movement […] Read More

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a Labor Day letter focused on the challenges facing American workers and families. Labor Day will be observed on Monday, Sept. 5, this year. There are “deep trials in both the world of work and the state of the family,” said Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, the letter’s […] Read More

A former employee said the company’s staff evaluation practice was “purposeful Darwinism.” Another said, “Amazon is where overachievers go to feel bad about themselves.” The leading online retailer’s workplace conditions were addressed in a New York Times expose based on interviews with more than 100 current and former employees. Leading issues included an expectation […] Read More