Labor

Labor

Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism
to the 68th Union for Reform Judaism General Assembly

Passed - Houston, November 2005

Background

Year Adopted: 
2005

Adopted by the Union for Reform Judaism Board of Trustees
September 15, 2008
Submitted by the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism

Background

Year Adopted: 
2008

58th General Assembly
November 1985
Los Angeles, California

Reform Judaism has a profound commitment to the principle of equality of opportunity for all persons. The UAHC has sought to apply this principle within the Reform community and also in its vigorous support of the Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Year Adopted: 
1985

47th Biennial Assembly
November 1963
Chicago, Illinois

Year Adopted: 
1963

Background

Year Adopted: 
2013

In recent years the American conscience has been aroused by the many privations and discriminations visited upon America's migratory farm workers. These men and women, who perform such useful and necessary work for all of us, experience distress and disadvantage which make them the "excluded" or "forgotten" Americans.

Year Adopted: 
1961

Background

Year Adopted: 
1999

In the words of the president of our Union of American Hebrew Congregations, "The Jewish tradition affirms the crucial importance of work as central to the dignity of the human being." Our biblical, rabbinic, and contemporary Jewish traditions are replete with admonitions exalting the virtues of work as a way to honor man and God.

Year Adopted: 
1977

WHEREAS, like other farm workers, the grape pickers of California and Arizona do not enjoy the benefits of the National Labor Relations Act or other federal legislation mandating a collective bargaining process.

Year Adopted: 
1969

The Talmud tells us that the first question a person will be asked by the heavenly court after he or she dies will be: “Did you deal honestly in business?” Shabbat 31a

Background

Year Adopted: 
2008