Catholic Social Teaching says that work has dignity precisely because it is a human person who carries it out (No. 271, Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church).
No person should be exploited for economic gain. All workers maintain their rights as children of God, and the workplace must honor their dignity by fair labor practices and wages. Everyone who works participates in God’s creation. Listen as Eila Latif, director of the employment network at Catholic Charities Santa Clara County, and Steve Bogus, vice president of social enterprise and workforce development at CCUSA, talk about work and workers in light of the Catholic faith.