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December 13, 2019

On This Day in 1924
Samuel Gompers died at the age of 74. Gompers served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death. What does labor want? Gompers said, We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright.”
- Voices of Labor

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Catholic Church Backing Unions in Supreme Court Case
Posted On: Jan 23, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018 | JUSTICE | In an amicus brief recently filed by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church has sided with the union. Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees could have long-term negative consequences for municipal unions across the country and support from religious organizations is greatly appreciated. U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are backing public sector unions in this upcoming Supreme Court case. The Conference, which represents all Catholic Bishops in the United States, is opposed to the anti-worker Right to Work movement and supports working people. The bishops note their longstanding opposition to “right-to-work” legislation. The Church has a history of supporting unions and the right of individuals to join a union… Labor Press
 
 
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