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CCHD Newsletter: Helping People Help Themselves

 

CCHD's quarterly newsletter, Helping People Help Themselves, features a message from the Director, Ralph McCloud, and offers inspiring examples of the good work CCHD funds. 


Fe Y Justicia Worker Center

by Beth Griffin

Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2014

Payday is not typically a dangerous occasion, but construction worker Oscar Suazo had a hair-raising experience one payday in Houston, Texas. When Oscar approached his employer in an effort to recover $2,000 in back wages, the contractor threatened Oscar and his co-workers at gunpoint. His employer has still not paid Oscar for the work he performed, despite a court ruling in Oscar's favor.

Regrettably, low-wage workers routinely encounter wage theft, discrimination,and safety risks. They rarely speak out for fear of losing the $7.25 per hour jobs that feed their families. A recent national survey found that two-thirds of low-wage workers experience at least one pay-related violation each week.

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Past issues of Helping People Help Themselves

Camden Student Leaders
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2014

Taxi Workers' Alliance of Pennsylvania
Helping People Help Themselves
, Issue 4, 2013

Metropolitan Congregations United for St. Louis
Helping People Help Themselves
, Issue 3, 2013

Border Network for Human Rights
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2013

Day Laborer's Union Creates Buzz in Chicago
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2013

Indy CAN!
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2012

Focus on the Cross of Poverty
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2012

Women's Justice Circles Blend Two Feet of Christian Discipleship
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 2, 2012

Bold Faith Leads to Bold Justice
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 1, 2012

Good Dog! Seven-year-old Business Gives its Employees a Hand Up
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 4, 2011

Living Out Our Eucharistic Mission
Helping People Help Themselves, Issue 3, 2011

Community Organizing Fulfills Gospel Mandate  
Helping People Help Themselves, 
Issue 1, 2011

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Healthy Communities 
Helping People Help Themselves,
Issue 2, 2011

 

If you would like to receive quarterly issues of Helping People Help Themselves, please e-mail ncpromo@usccb.org with your name
and mailing address.
 



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