The Catholic News Service reported on February 2nd 2009 that Pope Benedict XVI reiterated the Church's strong endorsement of labor unions when he declared that unions "can make a significant contribution" to realizing the common good during this economic crisis.
Speaking to the Confederation on Italian Labor Unions on January 31, the pope insisted that a just economy must protect the inalienable dignity of the worker. Pope Benedict XVI also made clear that the economic downturn demands solutions that bring society together "in a united way" to meet today's problems. Supporting worker dignity by endorsing the right of workers to choose union representation is one way to work on behalf of the common good.
Too bad there are those that have strayed from the teachings of the Church.