Writing in the Fort Lauderdale-based Sun-Sentinel, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, who serves as chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, called for an increase in the minimum wage.
“For a worker to be dignified by his or her work, remuneration must be just,” said Archbishop Wenski. “The Catechism of the Catholic Church
teaches that workers deserve just wages, wages that allow them and
their families to fulfill material, social, cultural and spiritual
“The current state and federal minimum wages do not meet that standard,”
“Those who toil to harvest our produce, to cook and serve our
food, and to clean our buildings, are our brothers and sisters — and
they deserve to enjoy the same dignity in work that others enjoy.”