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Leading Catholic Historian Calls for Renewal of the Labor Movement

September 1, 2010

“I miss the labor movement,”  writes leading Catholic historian, David J. O’Brien, emeritus Professor of History at the College of the Holy Cross and University Professor of Faith and Culture at the University of Dayton.   “Poor people and working people are not organized, so they pay a price,” O’Brien argues.  “They are the parents looking for work when their jobs are shipped overseas, homeowners crushed by mortgage payments and taxes when real estate speculators and deadbeats get bailed out, support personnel told they must be laid off or downsized to fewer hours and tighter benefits when well-paid “professionals” seem more or less secure.”  Read his column here.

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