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Faith and Worker Justice

Every major faith tradition embraced by working families includes in its teachings the call for fair treatment of working people. From Jeremiah's "Woe to him...who makes his neighbor serve him for nothing, and does not give him his wages," to Timothy's admonition that the rich "are to do good, to be rich in good deeds, liberal and generous," to the Prophet Muhammad's "When you hire, compensate the workers and treat them fairly," our holy writings are rich in guidance for behavior toward workers.

The commitment to workplace justice is a natural and historic common ground for the religious community and the union movement. Take a moment to examine your faith's teaching on worker justice with these PDF files, which you can print out and share with your congregation:

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