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All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement

C. Melissa Snarr


In the early 1990s, a grassroots coalition of churches in Baltimore, Maryland helped launch what would become a national movement. Joining forces with labor and low-wage worker organizations, they passed the first municipal living wage ordinance. Since then, over one hundred and forty-four municipalities and counties as well as numerous universities and local businesses in the United States have enacted such ordinances. Although religious persons and organizations have been important both in the origins of the living wage movement and in its continuing success, they are often ignored or under ... More

Keywords: Baltimore, living wage ordinance, religious activists, religious organizations, low-wage workers, moral agency

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814741122
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741122.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

C. Melissa Snarr, author