Church and Labor

NEW October 11, 2018: Commonweal examines the Koch Brothers impact on Catholic University. Regarding workers’ rights, it’s not a pretty picture. READ it HERE.

NEW November 5, 2018: What you need to know about hotel workers’ strike against Marriott. READ the STORY HERE from the New York Times.

NEW August 24, 2018: For Labor Day 2018, USCCB offers reflection on Sunday September 2 Scriptures: CLICK HERE

Purpose: To foster among priests continuation of the Church's long tradition in the United States of supporting working men and women and to bring the Church's Social Teaching and U.S. Labor Law to bear on one another.

Gene Pocernich has become the AUSCP delegate to the Priest-Labor Initiative and NACPA which is revising the 1986 NACPA Just Treatment document -- an important document for U.S. Church employees. Members of the group conducted conference calls with one another and provided material that was sent to AUSCP members via the newsletter.

Contact: Gene Pocernich., or Jim Murphy,

AUSCP Liaison: Bill Spilly,

For further information or to offer your thoughts, please contact AUSCP through

NEW: What is happening to the pension plan in the Diocese of LaCrosse? CLICK HERE to read the story in NCR by Peter Feuerherd.

NFPC supports AFSCME. Father Clete Kiley speaks at Chicago Labor Rally. Link to the current page of the National Federation of Priests Councils by clicking HERE.

NCR Editorial calls for Catholic Support of Unions 'for families' sake.' Click to read it HERE