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Raising the Minimum Wage—a Clear Matter of Economic Justice

Seventy-five years ago, President Franklin Roosevelt signed into law a bill that altered the course of American industry and labor—the Federal Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FSLA). Read more

President Obama’s FY2014 Budget Proposal

Our initial response. As with other proposals, we have some concerns.  Read more

Senate Budget Committee Budget Proposal

On March 13, Senator Patty Murray released the budget plan prepared by the Senate Budget Committee. It presents a balanced approach to moving our nation forward to a future that is economically and physically healthy. Read more

We Oppose Rep. Ryan's New Budget Proposal

On Tuesday, March 12, Rep. Paul Ryan released the Republican FY14 Budget proposal: The Path to Prosperity, A Responsible Balanced Budget. It is difficult to see how it is either balanced or responsible. Read more

Understanding the Current Budget Battles -- A Glossary

As Congress tackles urgent economic issues, a lot of jargon is being thrown around. Here is a basic guide to help explain some of the issues. Read more

Faith Groups Declare TPP Investment Chapter Unjust, Saying It Puts Profit Ahead of People

For decades, the United States has defined national economic self-interest primarily in terms of corporate self-interest.  This trade model fails to promote the common good because profit, not people, are at the heart of the negotiations and the voices of civil society are not fully represented at the table.  This week’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Investment Chapter provides Exhibit A of how far the field is tilted toward the powers that be rather than the power of God’s people. 

Faith Groups Declare TPP Investment Chapter Unjust, Saying It Puts Profit Ahead of People

For decades, the United States has defined national economic self-interest primarily in terms of corporate self-interest.  This trade model fails to promote the common good because profit, not people, are at the heart of the negotiations and the voices of civil society are not fully represented at the table.  This week’s release of the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s Investment Chapter provides Exhibit A of how far the field is tilted toward the powers that be rather than the power of God’s people. 

NETWORK Response to House Budget Proposal

The Fiscal Year 2016 GOP Budget, A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America, starts off with soft words that mask harsh policies. At NETWORK we have serious concerns about their claim to promote a better place to live and work, for all. They claim that they need to cut programs in order to grow the economy by giving further tax breaks to the wealthy. But, we have 30 years of experience that their trickle-down economics has only served to shift wealth to the top.

NETWORK Analysis of President Obama’s New Budget Proposal

February 5, 2015

NETWORK strongly believes the federal budget is a moral statement of the priorities of our nation. We analyze budget proposals according to social justice teachings of our faith and call on elected leaders to write and approve budgets that serve all segments of society, particularly those struggling to overcome poverty, with an eye to future generations. The federal budget should aim to build a strong domestic economy and thriving communities for the 100%.