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As Workers Seek to Unionize, Some Clergy Are Filling a Crucial Roleposted on February 8, 2022
Alejandra Molina of Religion News Service reports that some clergy are working as intermediaries between employers and labor unions. One such clergy member, the Rev. Sinclair Oubre, said, “We can actually put to life our Catholic social teaching regarding work in a real, concrete way. There’s this idea of cooperation, of dialogue, of collective bargaining to working toward the common good.” Clergy have long protested for workers’ rights, but in a new role, some are validating signatures and counting union membership cards as part of the “card check process,” which establishes a company’s employees as union members.