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Catholic School Teachers Still Trying to Unionize

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Archbishop Raymond Burke (UPI file photo)

By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – Elementary school teachers in St. Louis' archdiocese say they plan to give thousands of letters to Archbishop Raymond Burke today (Friday).

The letters are from parents, parishioners and others who support their nine-year effort to unionize.

Teachers say Burke is not following Catholic social teaching on workers' right to unionize. Burke told pastors and principals in June that the archdiocese nor any parish will bargain collectively with a group representing teachers.

An archdiocese spokesman says it's unlikely Burke will comment publicly on the letters.

The letters also voice support for a lawsuit, of sorts, the teachers filed against Burke in August with an arm of the Catholic Church at the Vatican.

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