Catholic teaching’s pro-union bias

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March 2, 2011
Acton Institute
by Robert A. Sirico  
Posted in Commentary

"There is a long-standing bias in Catholic social teaching toward unions, and this dates from the long history of labor struggles for fair wages and safe working conditions. There is a romance associated with this history, and it is bound up with strong moral concerns. And it is not just historical. The Catholic Church played a heroic role in the fall of Communism in Poland through its influence on labor unions that were striking against oppression, which is to say state coercion." (03/02/11)  

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