The Union of Saints

A Reflection for Workers’ Memorial Day by Sarah Smoot, ICWJ organizer April 28 is recognized as Workers’ Memorial Day. Today the South Central Federation of Labor held a service of remembrance and activism. “We remember the dead, and we fight for the living.” In the Christian Tradition we understand the…

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Wisconsin Has Become Egypt

A Passover Reflection on Worker Justice by Chad Alan Goldberg, Professor of Sociology at UW-Madison This reflection comes from Chad’s remarks at the 2016 Madison Labor Seder. See more of the Labor Seder The third promise is a promise of redemption: “I will redeem you with an outstretched arm,” says…

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Fighting for a Better Life. Luchando por una Vida Mejor

By Sarah Smoot, ICWJ Organizer Last night the Latino Workers Project, spearheaded by the Workers’ Rights Center (WRC), released its report titled “Luchando por una Vida Mejor / Struggling for a Better Life.” Attended by about 60 community members and simultaneously interpreted in Spanish and English, the release highlighted findings of the…

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Martin Luther King & Economic Justice

As we celebrate the legacy of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., ICWJ anticipates the 2016 Faith Labor Breakfast, where we will be inspired and motivated by a national leader in the racial and economic justice movement. Reverend Michael Livingston of the Riverside Church in Manhattan will deliver the keynote address: “The Communities…

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