Is it right for Christians to join labour unions? I would like to know more about that because some Christians are very split on that issue. On the one hand unions try to help the working poor and bring about some justice for them, defend the rights of the working people (e.g. the effort against the 'Real Berverly Hillbillies). Some of their efforts really comply with James 5:1-6 where it talks about the hire of labourers kept back by fraud crying out. We saw a good example at American Airlines where the management pressured employees into "voluntary" pay-cuts threatening with bankruptcy, but upper management rewarded itself with extra-bonuses. This very unchristian injustice was exposed by the unions and the corrupt management was held accountable immediately. But on the other hand labour unions have their problems with being involved in liberal causes. Many are pro-abortion, pro-feminist, and some unions (such as Teamsters) have Mafia and Catholic connections. No true servant of the living God wants to be entangled in this kind of corruption. What do you think? Would you join a union? Does the Bible speak clear on that issue?