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

By C. Melissa Snarr

“Come to me, all you that exertions and are heavy encumbered, and that i provides 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 move. becoming a member of forces with exertions and low-wage employee corporations, they handed the 1st municipal residing salary ordinance. seeing that then, over a hundred and forty four municipalities and counties in addition to a number of universities and native companies within the usa have enacted such ordinances.

Although spiritual people and corporations were very important either within the origins of the residing salary circulate and in its carrying on with luck, they can be overlooked or below analyzed. Drawing on player commentary in a number of towns, All You That Labor analyzes and evaluates the contributions of non secular activists to the circulation. The ebook explores the methods spiritual corporations do that paintings in live performance with low-wage staff, the demanding situations spiritual activists face, and the way humans of religion may possibly higher nurture ethical enterprise when it comes to the political economic climate. finally, C. Melissa Snarr presents readability on easy methods to proceed to domesticate, renew, and extend spiritual assets devoted to the ethical service provider of low-wage employees and their allies.

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