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New York archdiocesan official support bid for higher wages for city work

November 21, 2011

The Archdiocese of New York has given a nod to a plan that would raise wage rates for workers on city-backed projects.

Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, the local director of Catholic Charities, spoke on November 21 at a rally for supporters of the measure. While saying that the archdiocese would take no official stance on the legislation pending before the city council, he said that the Church supports workers, especially those in need during a time of economic hardship.


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  • Posted by: opraem - Nov. 21, 2011 11:01 PM ET USA

    it is so thoughtful for the msgr to endorse higher wages for others, but what about the church's own workers? at the rates cited in the newspapers, many ny parochial school teachers would receive hefty raises.

  • Posted by: Thomas429 - Nov. 21, 2011 10:41 PM ET USA

    The rapacious demands of governments at all levels are a large part of the problem with the economy. These problems have been festering all over the world for decades. The piper will be paid . .

  • Posted by: unum - Nov. 21, 2011 5:51 PM ET USA

    Since Msgr. Sullivan feels compelled to speak out on the living wage in the middle of a political dispute, I hope he will identify where the funds for this wage increase will come from. In the past, the bishops and other Church spokesmen have spoken out on political issues involving expenditures and have squandered their credibility by endorsing increased expenditures without identifying a source of funds. It's easy to endorse increased expenditures if you don't have to find the money!