Rallying for Catholic School Teachers

A press release from the website of the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers:

A prayer vigil and rally to support the labor rights of Catholic school teachers, who are being denied union representation in the Diocese of Scranton, is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, 2008. The event will take place in front of St. Peter’s Cathedral, 300 Wyoming Avenue, Scranton, and will get underway at 5:30 PM.

The rally is being coordinated by the Scranton Diocese Association of Catholic Teachers who have invited all area union members, local religious and clergy of all denominations to participate. Also invited are Catholic school parents, students and all local citizens who value the rights of working people and the importance of social justice.

The rally will begin with a prayer vigil, led by local clergy, for the intentions of Scranton Diocesan Bishop Joseph Martino. Teachers have asked Martino to reconsider the Diocese’s opposition to union recognition.

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