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Friday, September 07, 2007
Solidarity maybe never: misdirected unions offend Catholic LatinosSolidarity maybe never: misdirected unions offend Catholic Latinos
Source: California Catholic Daily
For more than 100 years, Catholics have supported unions. Why do American labor unions go out of their way to offend Catholics? That’s a question Jesuit Fr. George Schultze, a lecturer on Catholic social doctrine at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, explores in his new book, Strangers in a Foreign Land: the Organizing of Catholic Latinos in the United States. Observing organized labor’s disappointing record in representing the interests of Catholic Latinos, Schultze laments that the unions have stunted their own effectiveness by endorsing positions repugnant to the workers they are trying to recruit.
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