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Church support for labor unions: at odds with Church practice?

April 07, 2011

Although the Catholic Church has a strong history of support for labor unions, Church officials have frequently been at loggerheads with unions in their own dioceses, notes Brian Fraga in Our Sunday Visitor.

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  • Posted by: Defender - Apr. 08, 2011 3:48 AM ET USA

    This especially applies to Catholic school teachers when administrators have intimidated teachers, though the average wage is some 80% of public schools, benefits aren't comparable,and they serve under annual At-Will contracts. This despite the fact that degrees are required in most diocesan schools, but don't go higher than a bachelor's degree because you are ripe to be shown the door in favor of a new teacher who will cost less.