USCCB Issues Labor Day Statement: Decries Inequality

Warning of the social dangers that come with economic inequality, Bishop Frank Dewayne, Chairman of the USCCB Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, stated that “we must be moved to conversion and action.”  “When workers and labor are properly honored, the social bonds of society are strengthened,” he said. “[E]xcess inequality threatens [social] cooperation and the social pact it supports.” 

Bishop Dewayne called upon all in the public and private sectors to consider the detrimental impact of wage inequality on social cohesion and stability.  “When a parent – working full time, or even working multiple jobs beyond standard working hours – cannot bring his or her family out of poverty, something is terribly wrong with how we value the work of a person.”  To read the full statement, click here.