Hanukkah Reflection: Hope in the Darkness

By Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman, Congregation Shaarei Shamayim, Madison There’s no getting around it. We live in dark times. The gap between the rich and poor relentlessly expands. Radical disparities take away the rights of workers.  We live in a world that overflows with human suffering, injustice, inequality. It is difficult…

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Just Dining: Updated!

Madison’s Guide to Isthmus Restaurant Employment Standards 3rd Edition Release Do you know whether your waiter has access to health insurance and a living wage? Sick day pay? Written hourly records and employee policies, and other workplace benefits? December 11, 2014, The Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice and the Workers’…

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Workers File Living Wage Complaint

Over 100 workers, together with organizers from Wisconsin Jobs Now, Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Workers Rights Center, and Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice, filed a complaint in compliance with a Wisconsin State law, stating that their wages at or near the minimum wage of $7.25/hour are not a living…

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A prayer for workers

Adapted from the prayer to St. Joseph by Pope Saint John XXIII (1958-63) Almighty God, who sent your Son Jesus Christ as a carpenter and teacher to the world, we ask that you protect and provide for Jesus’ brother and sister workers, your sons and daughters. You know their anxieties and sufferings, as the…

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