At 6 a.m. Dec. 4, I was in Hardee's, chanting, "Fifteen and a union" and "Come on out. We've got your back." A hundred of us -- mostly young, African-American fast-food workers who were on strike -- filled the store. It was raining outside, and the police took a long time to come. When they arrived, we filed out promptly -- and the rain stopped! It was cold and wet, but we had energy.
Commentary: Because work is so essential for the well-being of society, the dignity of work must be protected and the basic rights of workers respected.
Pope Francis' exhortation for priests to smell like the sheep have made these priests more confident in engaging issues of labor and work.
Hundreds have been killed in the Philippines allegedly by members of the security forces since 2001, including the brother of retired Archbishop Fernando Capalla.