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Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki Affirms Value of Worker Unions but Calls all to the Common Good

February 20th, 2011 - Comments Off

He calls to unions to work for the common good.

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin — The protests amongst the Wisconsin’s tens of thousands of public employees against the proposed bill that would limit the collective bargaining rights of unions, as well as the cost of pension and health care benefits, the Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee is affirming the rights of workers and the value of unions.

The archbishop said, “The Church is well aware that difficult economic times call for hard choices and financial responsibility to further the common good.” He also adds, “but hard times do not nullify the moral obligation each of us has to respect the legitimate rights of workers.”