Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:37 PM
rug (53,849 posts)
Another View: Retired Catholic bishop says Right-to-Work only helps the powerful and wealthy
The following is the view of retired auxiliary Bishop Thomas Gumbleton as Michigan's legislature looks toward right to work legislation.
Published: Monday, December 10, 2012, 1:20 PM
By Shannon Murphy | email@example.com
We firmly oppose organized efforts, such as those regrettably now seen in this country, to break existing unions and prevent workers for organizing.
My brother bishops and I wrote that more than a quarter-century ago in our 1986 letter Economic Justice for All. Regrettably, it rings true still today.
The right-to-work legislation that was passed by the House and the Senate in Michigan just this month is designed to break unions. It is designed to prevent workers from organizing. And we must oppose it as firmly as we did during the 1980s.
As Catholics, we believe that if the dignity of work is to remain protected, then the basic rights of workers must be protected fair wages, freedom from discrimination and the right to organize and join unions. We believe in justice. We believe in the common good.
To each according to his need.
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Another View: Retired Catholic bishop says Right-to-Work only helps the powerful and wealthy (Original post)
|Fortinbras Armstrong||Dec 2012||#3|
Response to rug (Original post)
Sat Dec 15, 2012, 06:51 PM
demosincebirth (9,227 posts)
2. That's one Bishop I can agree with
John Kenneth Galbraith's dictum, "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
Response to demosincebirth (Reply #2)
Sun Dec 16, 2012, 08:11 AM
Fortinbras Armstrong (1,428 posts)
3. Of course, Gumbleton would not have a prayer of becoming a bishop under Benedict
"In a well-ordered republic it should never be necessary to resort to extra-constitutional measures" -- Machiavelli, Discourses on Livy