Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers: Violations of Employment and Labor Laws in America’s Cities, This landmark report,demonstrates the pervasiveness of wage theft. The study was jointly issued by the National Employment Law Project, UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, and the Center for Urban Economic Development at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Celebrate the sacred link between faith, work, and justice on Labor Day weekend. Participate in the Labor on the Pulpits program calling attention to the plight of minimum wage workers here in our state. Here are four possibilities: Preach a sermon or homily on the need for fair wages for all workers; Pray for workers who are struggling despite working hard every day ; Offer a litany based on the need for economic justice; Include information in your bulletin about the issue. Invite a labor leader to be a guest speaker that weekend. Follow this link for resources LaborinthePulpit.

Extraordinary Worship during Ordinary Time, Reformed

Litany for Labor Day ELCA.

Hymn Suggestions National Association of Pastoral Musicians

Celebration of Vocations African American Lectionary