Fr. Clete Kiley is chaplain to the Chicago Federation of Labor and senior adviser to the Unite Here International Union.

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A Catholic labor priest laments death of 'brother' Richard Trumka

Appreciation: Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, died unexpectedly this week. His passing is a deep loss for the American labor movement and for working men and women across the country.

John Lewis called us to be a nation at peace with itself

Appreciation: We are a poorer nation today for the passing of John Robert Lewis. And yet, we are richer for his pointing us toward the Beloved Community.

Hyatt has a huge moral challenge to overcome in treatment of employees


Every day, guests check into Hyatt hotels, unaware that the multibillion-dollar company has a shameful record of exploiting low-wage workers and firing employees. A largely immigrant work force that scrubs toilets, lifts heavy mattresses and toils in the shadows has few resources to fight a powerful corporation with deep pockets. But some heavy-hitters, including the NFL Players Association, are now standing together with these workers as part of an international boycott of Hyatt that is taking place in Chicago and 19 other U.S. cities.