A Message of Hope for the Community of Labor

September 22, 2015

Francis’ arrival in the United States is greeted eagerly by labor, immigrant rights and social and economic justice organizers. People from various faiths and political beliefs I’ve spoken with all seem equally excited, as he speaks to the hopes and aspirations of so many working families.

In the face of a growing divide between the wealthy and working families in this country, those of us in the union movement are deeply moved by Pope Francis’ words and actions in support of workers fighting for their rights and for economic equality.