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 Wednesday, May 5  at 7:30 -  09:00 AM 



Washington Court Hotel 
525 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

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Individual Ticket Purchase:

If you wish to attend the breakfast without sponsorship, you may purchase  an individual ticket.  The cost is $100 per ticket.  If you wish to purchase more than one ticket, you will need to register each attendee separately.

To purchase a ticket online, please click here .

Contribution Levels:

$25,000 - Platinum Table for 10:  2 VIPS seated at your table, 2 seats at the head table, recognition as Visionary on signage

$10,000 - Gold Table for 10: 1 VIP seated at your table, 1 seat at the head table, recognition as Advocate on signage

$5,000 - Silver Table for 10: Recognition as Benefactor on signage 

$1,000 - Ticket for Purchase: Recognition as Friend on signage

Contact Kimball Stroud to arrange your contribution at 202-543-9700 or


Nelson Watkins

The Thirteen Annual


This year honoring workers from the Hospitality Industry

Honorary Hosts:

  • Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ)
  • Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-NJ)


  • President John Wilhelm, Unite/HERE
  • Jim Claus, Tishman Hotel Corporation
  • Two Workers from the Hospitality Industry

Special Guests:

  • President Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis (invited)

About the Event

Since 1997, The Faith & Politics Institute has celebrated St. Joseph the Worker's Day with an annual breakfast, speech, and awards presentation.  St. Joseph is the patron saint of workers. The Institute's annual St. Joseph Day breakfast was founded to raise awareness of the spiritual and moral issues that affect economic life in America. Members of Congress and friends of the Institute join together in recognizing national and grassroots labor leaders, business leaders, and others who work to promote fairness and dignity in the workplace.  This year's program will honor and focus on the stories of those who work in the hospitality industry across our nation.

Workers in the hospitality industry prepare and serve our meals, welcome us as we travel into America's hotels and inns. Hospitality workers are housekeepers, and bellmen; bartenders and table servers; chefs and banquet hosts.  They park our cars and staff our college cafeterias. They are the folks who make our business and personal travel more comfortable.  They make that special night out for dinner more enjoyable. They make our vacations that much more fun.  These are the working Americans who make a contribution to the life of our nation everyday.

There are important stories to share from those who work in the hospitality industry. This year we are honoring President John Wilhelm of Unite/HERE, and Jim Claus of the Tishman Hotel Corporation - both business leaders from the hospitality field as well as 2 rank and files hospitality workers to highlight the contributions of thsoe who work in this field.

The Faith & Politics Institute

is a non-partisan, interfaith organization that advances reflective leadership among members of Congress and congressional staff to bridge the divides that arise in a thriving democracy.  Click here for more information about The Faith & Politics Institute.