The US Conference of Catholic Bishops has posted Pope Francis’ schedule for his apostolic visit to the US. The visit begins on Sept. 22 and concludes on Sept. 27. Click here for the schedule.
Archives for June 2015
In his homily to new archbishops at a Mass celebrating the feasts of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 29, Pope Francis said the church wants pastors who are unafraid of persecution, are angels of hope and charity, and are convincing witnesses with a life rooted in prayer and the Gospel. “It’s quite simple, because […]
By Jared Bernstein June 29, Washington Post Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Biden, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and author of the new book ‘The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity.’ By significantly increasing the salary threshold below which salaried workers get overtime […]
BY BRYCE COVERT POSTED ON JUNE 29, 2015, Think Progress CREDIT: SHUTTERSTOCK Kindalay Cummings-Akers has been working as a personal care attendant, caring for the elderly and disabled in their homes, for nearly a decade. But she will soon be making $15 an hour for the first time ever after she and her union, 1199SEIU, […]
6/29/2015 – BY ERICA SHAFFER, Meat & Poultry Meatpackers staged a walkout at Ruprecht Company’s processing plant. MUNDELEIN, Ill. – A Department of Homeland Security immigration audit at Ruprecht Company, Chicago’s oldest operating beef processor, recently sparked a walk-out organized by members of a hospitality union. Nearly 100 employees at the company’s meat processing plant participated […]
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