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Bread and Roses, 2014

“Hearts starve as well as bodies – give us bread but give us roses.”                    Bread and Roses Strike 1912, Lawrence Textile Mills,                                        song based on a poem by James Oppenheimer Still we sing the song of labor for … Continue reading

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Labor Day — Jesus, Thou Divine Companion

I am the daughter of a union organizer, partner of a union steward, parent of a child who went to college on a union scholarship. I have a deep passion for this holiday — which is not, after all, about … Continue reading

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Labor Day Roses, 2013

“Hearts starve as well as bodies – give us bread but give us roses.” Bread and Roses Strike 1912, Lawrence Textile Mills,                                     song based on a poem by James Oppenheimer Texas Fertilizer plant – they worked for … Continue reading

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Prayer for Shades of Employment Gray

In the United States this is the Labor Day weekend, an occasion to celebrate workers and efforts to sustain the rights of workers. We pray for all whose employment situation puts words to their lives and erodes their self-respect. for … Continue reading

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