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Bishop Murphy Calls for New Social Contract for ‘New Things’ in Today’s Economy in Labor Day Statement
With millions unemployed and U.S. workers experiencing tragedies such as mining deaths in West Virginia and the oil rig explosion and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, Americans “must seek to protect the life and dignity of each worker in a renewed and robust economy,” said Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, New York. Bishop Murphy addressed these issues in the 2010 Labor Day Statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), entitled “A New ‘Social Contract’ for Today’s ‘New Things,’” which can be found online in English (
www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/labor_day_2010.pdf  and Spanish (www.usccb.org/sdwp/national/labor_day_2010_spanish.pdf) .