About Us

The Priest-Labor Initiative is an association of bishops, priests, scholars and supporters committed to standing with and advocating for workers, especially immigrant workers, who often are the most vulnerable.   Founded in 2012 by the Reverend Clete Kiley, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, and the National Federation of Priests’ Councils, headquartered in Chicago, the Priest-Labor Initiative is a collaborative effort of Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, Pax Romana, the Catholic Labor Network, Interfaith Worker Justice, the Kalamonovitz Center, the Monsignor Egan Center, the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.