For decades, legendary “labor priest” Monsignor George Higgins was a living link between the American labor movement and the Catholic Church. Monsignor Higgins passed away 20 years ago this May 1. To commemorate the occasion…the AFL-CIO and the Catholic Labor Network are co-sponsoring a panel discussion, hosted by AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, on Monsignor Higgins’ legacy and the relationship between the labor movement and the Catholic Church, then and now. AFL-CIO President Elizabeth Shuler will open the event followed by Patti Edwards Devlin, a board member of the Catholic Labor Network and retired Federation Liaison to the General President for LIUNA. Moderated by Fr. Clete Kiley of UNITE HERE and the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, panelists will include Fr. Evelio Menjivar, Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, Dr. Meghan Clark from St. John’s University, Chuck Hendricks of UNITE HERE and the Catholic Labor Network, and Ingrid Delgado of the US Catholic Conference of Bishops.