All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage by C. Melissa Snarr PDF

By C. Melissa Snarr

ISBN-10: 0814741126

ISBN-13: 9780814741122

“Come to me, all you that hard work and are heavy encumbered, and that i provide you with rest.”Mathew 11:28 (AKJV)

In the early Nineteen Nineties, a grassroots coalition of church buildings in Baltimore, Maryland helped release what might develop into a countrywide circulation. becoming a member of forces with hard work and low-wage employee companies, they handed the 1st municipal dwelling salary ordinance. when you consider that then, over one hundred forty four municipalities and counties in addition to various universities and native companies within the usa have enacted such ordinances.

Although non secular individuals and enterprises were very important either within the origins of the residing salary circulation and in its carrying on with luck, they can be overlooked or lower than analyzed. Drawing on player statement in a number of towns, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of spiritual activists to the move. The booklet explores the methods spiritual agencies do that paintings in live performance with low-wage employees, the demanding situations spiritual activists face, and the way humans of religion may greater nurture ethical business enterprise in terms of the political financial system. eventually, C. Melissa Snarr presents readability on the way to proceed to domesticate, renew, and extend non secular assets devoted to the ethical enterprise of low-wage employees and their allies.

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