To the Editor
Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, speaking for the bishops, states: “At their best, unions demonstrate solidarity by bringing workers together to speak and act collectively to protect their rights and pursue the common good. Unions are a sign of subsidiarity by forming associations of workers to have a voice, articulate their needs, and bargain and negotiate with the large economic institutions and structures of government.”
Further, Blaire states: “Indeed, economic renewal that places working people and their families at the center of economic life cannot take place without effective unions.”
The Trustees of Duquesne University should exercise their religious and civic freedom by removing any moral or legal obstacles that threaten the natural right of adjunct professors to join in fellowship to bargain collectively.
Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice
Promoting Catholic Social Teaching on the Indispensible Role of Unions for Every Profession
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