This Labor Day weekend one of the most prominent labor unions is partnering with Interfaith Worker Justice to sponsor events focused on faith and labor. A blog post on the AFL-CIO website announced that roughly 100 “Labor in the Pulpits” services were planned for Chicago, Ill., and about 50 in Baltimore, Md.
According to that post, “Labor Day weekend provides a unique opportunity for faith communities, workers, worker advocates and the labor movement to rediscover their common bonds: social justice, equality, the dignity and respect of all persons, economic justice and fair treatment in the workplace.”
Like most unions, the AFL-CIO group of unions leans left. That comes as no surprise, but what might surprise some is that many journalists are actually represented by labor unions that are affiliated with the AFL-CIO. That apparently doesn’t strike journalists as being a conflict of interest.