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Faith and Labor

Prayer vigil on Capitol Hill

More than 2,000 union, faith and community activists joined a December 2011 prayer vigil on Capitol Hill, calling on Congress to extend the emergency lifeline for jobless workers.

Faith groups and the union movement share a commitment to social and economic justice. Building lasting partnerships between the union movement and faith communities strengthens efforts to win our common goals. Use these resources to learn more about labor-religion partnerships and work together for workers’ rights.

Labor in the Pulpits
During Labor Day weekend, union members take part in worship services to educate people of faith about unions and workers’ rights. Plan your Labor in the Pulpits participation with these resources.

Ten Things Your Congregation, Synagogue or Mosque Can Do to Help Workers
The U.S. Department of Labor offers these tips.

Interfaith Worker Justice
Interfaith Worker Justice works to educate, organize and mobilize the faith community on issues and campaigns that will improve the wages, benefits and working conditions for workers, especially low-wage workers.

Workers’ Rights
Every worker—everywhere in the world—is entitled to certain basic rights at work. Educate yourself about workers’ rights and get involved in the struggle to protect them everywhere.

Faith and Workers' Rights
Find out more about the teachings of your faith and others about workers' rights. 

People Who Help Directory
People Who Help is a directory of state and local community service representatives, liaisons and labor agencies. Find what’s available in your community.

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Protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has done crucial work to safeguard Americans against the deceptive and abusive practices of big banks, student loan servicers, credit card companies and predatory lenders. Tell Congress to protect this important agency.

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