Clayton Sinyai is a trade union activist and the author of Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement (Cornell, 2006). He is a member of the Catholic Labor Network, the American affiliate of the World Movement of

NACST President Rita Schwartz (right)
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Clayton SinyaiOctober 27, 2016
If a bishop or school system decides to bust the union, teachers have few tools at their disposal to resist.
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Clayton SinyaiSeptember 02, 2016
When the church allows—or encourages—workers to unionize, Catholic business leaders take note.
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Clayton SinyaiJuly 01, 2016
Probably not, but it may well prevent sick people in the global South from receiving treatment.
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Clayton SinyaiApril 27, 2016
Six years after the deadly Massey coal mine explosion, has justice finally arrived?
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Clayton SinyaiApril 04, 2016
California raises the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour, assuring every full-time worker in the Golden State a minimum $30,000 annual salary by 2022.
Mirabile Visu! Rerum novarum indeed
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Clayton SinyaiFebruary 01, 2016
A handful of colleges have advanced questionable claims that respecting "Rerum Novarum" would obstruct their religious mission.
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Clayton SinyaiDecember 07, 2015
It’s those in the corner office who have the power to decide if employees are valued partners to be protected or just another cost of production.
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Clayton SinyaiNovember 24, 2015
November has seen two modest but hopeful developments for those excluded from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
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Clayton SinyaiNovember 14, 2015
Proponents of free trade make an important point when they observe that reduced trade barriers have played an important role in lifting hundreds of millions in the third world out of poverty, but the “benefits” to American workers are far more dubious.
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Clayton SinyaiAugust 31, 2015
Federal agencies are racing to catch up with the structure of today’s labor market.