“Just three years ago, the pope delivered a rare encyclical on the similarities between Catholic teachings and organized labor, that we each need synthesis between capital and the common good,” said Coli. “It’s still relevant. Workers are still vulnerable, working conditions are still under attack and the Teamsters must still be committed to repairing and improving the common good.”

The pope’s encyclical in 2009 called labor unions essential to solving the world’s economic crises. It was the first such address since 1991, when Pope John Paul II described unions as indispensible elements of social life in modern industrialized societies.
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