You shall not withhold the wages of poor and needy labourers, whether other Israelites or aliens who reside in your land in one of your towns.

Jeremiah 22:1-5, 11-17 (CEB)

Breaking Faith: Outsourcing and the Damage Done to our Communities

Our report following a four-month international investigation into Mondelēz outsourcing of good, family-sustaining jobs to Mexico where workers only make about a dollar an hour. READ THE REPORT >>

Faithful Letter Opposing Increased Line Speeds in Meat Packing

Carmen RottenbergDeputy Under Secretary for Food SafetyFood Safety Inspection ServiceU.S. Department of AgricultureWashington, D.C.

Dear Deputy Under Secretary Rottenberg,

We are a group of national faith-based organizations from various faith traditions and we are writing to you because our shared values call on us to advocate on behalf of the workers in the meat packing industry. We believe that all workers are entitled to safe workplaces that are free of dangerous conditions and that it is the responsibility of the government to act in a way that improves the safety of...

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The Story of Ruth: Shavuot and Sharing in the World's Harvest

by Ben Levenson

Shavuot is one of the least well known important holidays in Jewish tradition. People know about passover and matzah, yom kippur and fasting, and hanukkah candles, but not Shavuot. Perhaps it’s because the customs, staying up all night studying and eating dairy (for all those lactose intolerant Jews) is less sexy than a passover seder about liberation and Hanukkah games and candles. And perhaps it’s also because the holiday comme...

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Ramadhan and Labor Empathy

by Sh. Abdur Rahman Khan

As we begin The Blessed Month of Ramadan (Fasting) we are reminded of the saying of Prophet Muhammad, (Peace and Blessings of God be upon him):

"The Most Merciful (God Almighty) shows mercy to those who have mercy on others. Show mercy to those on earth, and the One above the heaven will show mercy to you."

Mercy is the very essence of Fasting and often the Month of Ramadan is ref...

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Stop Wage Theft

Have you been a victim of wage theft?

Working off the clock, stealing tips, not paying overtime, or misclassifying workers are just a few ways dishonest employers might steal wages.

Learn to spot the signs and fight back here