In sum, Jewish tradition has been clear and consistent—the treatment of workers and their right to organize are among the basic underpinnings of a just society. From the synagogue to the state house, Jews must therefore call on those who govern to find the path toward economic justice regardless of how difficult that road is to travel. Our heritage, as the sweatshop workers and copper miners of yesterday, bears witness to it. Our tradition compels it.
Suggested Discussion Questions:
1. What is importance of laborers’ right to organize? How is it reflective of Jewish values?
2. How can the Jewish community get more involved with supporting labor unions and the right to organize?
Time Period: Contemporary (The Yom Kippur War until the present-day)