Interfaith Group Publishes Guide to Workers' Rights

September 11, 1999

Source: The Plain Dealer

On September 11, 1999, The Plain Dealer published an article on the efforts of the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice and its affiliates to educate American workers on their rights in the workplace. One affiliate, the Chicago Interfaith Committee on Worker Issues, has issued what the Labor Department has acknowledged as a comprehensive guide to workplace rights. The 56-page manual deals with minimum wage and overtime compensation, health and safety standards, freedom from discrimination in the workplace, and the right to organize and bargain collectively. The manual has been published in English, Spanish, Polish, and editions in Korean and Chinese are being prepared. Approximately 1,500 manuals have been distributed, partly through training sessions on worker rights taking place in churches and homeless shelters in Chicago.

See also: Interfaith, Civic