Labor Day, Living Wage, and Faith

The Rev. Ellen Rasmussen gave the invocation at the public rally in support of the Madison fast food workers’ strike on behalf of ICWJ, on August 29.  ICWJ staff, member clergy and volunteers joined groups walking workers back to their jobs the following day.    On Sept. 1, the LaCrosse…

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Preparing for Labor Day 2013

This Labor Day Weekend, what is your congregation doing to honor workers?  A special sermon? A guest speaker?  Make the Faith- Labor connection – ICWJ has information and inspiration:   For  historical sermons and other interfaith resources, click HERE To schedule a guest speaker, email Becky.   NEW!  5,000  UW Hospital…

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Preparing for Labor Day Weekend 2012 -A letter from ICWJ Board Member Pastor Marianne Cotter

(Use quick links on left to go directly to Labor Day resources for worship & sermon preparation.) Out of anger at the passage of Act 10 in March of 2011, and the resulting dismantling of collective bargaining rights of public sector workers in Wisconsin, a recall movement began to unseat…

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