God of love and justice, we come to You this Labor
Day asking for Your presence and guidance. You have asked us to
walk with our brothers and sisters and told us there are no strangers
among us. Yet, we still turn against You and the law You have given
us to love one another as we love ourselves. As the Psalm says, we
know that good will comes to those who are generous and lend
freely, and to those who conduct their affairs with justice. However,
we have sometimes failed to be generous with our time and
resources, and have neglected opportunities to treat others with
God, as we remember those who
are struggling and organizing
for a living wage, healthcare,
and human dignity in their
workplaces, remind us this
Labor Day that You have
called us to walk in
solidarity with our
sisters, as we
it be so.
According to UNICEF, there are an estimated 218 million children aged 5 to 17 in child labor worldwide, excluding child domestic labor. The most controversial forms of work include the military use of children as well as child prostitution.
According to UNICEF, there are an estimated 218 million children aged 5 to 17 in child labor worldwide, excluding child domestic labor. The most controversial forms of work include the military use of children as well as child prostitution.more Americans, including children without health care coverage—a record 47 million with no coverage.
With fewer workers covered by traditional pensions, Social Security is more important than ever.Only half of all workers participate in any workplace retirement plan at all. In 1983, the vast majority (88%) of these workers were covered by defined-benefit pensions. By 2004, only a minority (37%) had traditional pensions, as employers shifted responsibility for retirement saving to workers through 401(k) plans. This leaves Social Security as the only guaranteed source of retirement income for most workers (Munnell and Sundén 2006).
Want to know more about the issues facing America's Workers and families? you can go here to the AFL-CIO union website to gain the information