Fact Sheet: Catholic Social Teaching and the Wealth Gap

Aug 03, 2011 | By Mary Georgevich

In the body of documents that make up Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic leaders have discussed many of the themes and issues we have been exploring in the Mind the Gap! campaign.

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How Did We Get Here: Decline of Labor Movement

Jul 27, 2011 | By Page May

The percent of American workers belonging to a union has been in decline since the passage of the Taft-Hartley Act in 1947. The fall in union membership has contributed to increasing wage inequality and a decline in civic engagement.

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Jul 22, 2011 | By Page May

On Wednesday a group of housekeepers with the UNITE HERE union visited the NETWORK office. We listened to their stories of exploitative working conditions at various hotels around the country. Several of the women discussed the long hours working at backbreaking speeds for no overtime pay; high stress conditions; the lack of appropriate work tools for housekeepers which has led to chronic pain; and an unsafe environment.

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