Seeking Worker Justice in the Age of Francis

Catholic Labor Network

 

Catholic Labor Network Annual Meeting
Saturday, February 1, 2014, Washington DC
Seeking Worker Justice in the Age of Francis
Pope Francis at Work

Please join us on Saturday, February 1, 2014, for the Catholic Labor Network’s annual meeting and luncheon in Washington DC, where many of the invited panelists and guests will reflect on “Doing the work of justice in the age of Francis.” Among them:

 
  • US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) labor policy advisor Tom Molloy, with a briefing on the Capitol Hill Scene
  • Clayton Sinyai of the Catholic Employer Project, with the year in review for labor relations at Catholic institutions
  • Antonio Cube, director of the USCCB Justice For Immigrants office, on the prospects of comprehensive immigration reform and justice for immigrant workers
  • Fr. Andy Switzer

    Father Andy Switzer of West Virginia, whose arrest alongside other labor activists drew national attention and helped save health benefits for retired employees of Patriot/Peabody Coal

  • A panel of speakers from Georgetown University speaking on “The Georgetown Model for Labor Relations.” Voices from Georgetown’s administration, adjunct faculty, service workers, and fair trade team will discuss how Georgetown crafted a “Just Employment Policy” (SEE VIDEO) rooted in Catholic Social Teaching that can serve as an example for employers everywhere

The meeting will run from 11:15 am to 4 pm at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington DC as part of the USCCB 2014 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering. To sign up for the USCCB Gathering – or just the Catholic Labor Network Luncheon and Meeting – visit the registration site. Registration for the Catholic Labor Network Luncheon and Meeting is $107.00 (Registration for the larger Gathering will vary depending on the events you select.)

The Catholic Labor Network hopes to be a place for those Catholics, lay, religious and clergy,  who are active in their churches and in unions to learn about their Church’s teachings as regards to labor issues, pray for those who are working for economic justice and share  information about events and struggles that may be taking place in their area.  Their websites are Catholic Labor Network and Union and Social Justice.

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