The AFL-CIO, as one of their efforts to rebuild the union movement's vibrancy and moral image, has begun hiring seminary students of all faiths to go out into the field and advocate for economic justice on theological grounds. The program, as of yet, is small, and I don't know how it'll work, but if this is any indication, it's got a lot of promise:
On a recent sticky afternoon, Klein found herself in a marbled-and-mirrored lobby in Washington listening to security guard Fernando McKinnon complain about his job. He did not get paid holidays, sick days or vacations, he said. He worked 11-hour shifts without overtime pay.