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Feb. 15, 1934
U.S. legislators pass the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, providing funds for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which funneled money to states plagued by Depression-era poverty and unemployment, and oversaw the subsequent distribution and relief efforts. Union Communication Services

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Catholic Church Backing Unions in Supreme Court Case
Posted On: Jan 23, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018 | JUSTICE | In an amicus brief recently filed by U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Catholic Church has sided with the union. Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees could have long-term negative consequences for municipal unions across the country and support from religious organizations is greatly appreciated. U.S. Roman Catholic bishops are backing public sector unions in this upcoming Supreme Court case. The Conference, which represents all Catholic Bishops in the United States, is opposed to the anti-worker Right to Work movement and supports working people. The bishops note their longstanding opposition to “right-to-work” legislation. The Church has a history of supporting unions and the right of individuals to join a union… Labor Press
 
 
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