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Catholics and the minimum wage

Catholics and the minimum wage

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On Interfaith Voices this week, with the struggle to raise the minimum wage back in the news, we reviewed the history of that labor struggle -- a history in which American Catholics played a pivotal role.

Kim Bobo, executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice, recalled the Catholic “labor schools” in parishes and schools in the 1930s and 1940s.  In the early days, these schools (as well as Jewish lyceums) taught workers about their rights, and about how to form unions

View the full story from the National Catholic Reporter.