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Major Leaguers Recognize and Support the Efforts of Individuals Dedicated to Improving the Lives of Workers Through Their Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available
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NEW YORK, September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2018 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission through Monday, November 13, 2017. 

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application can be accessed through www.PlayersTrust.org or directly by clicking here: http://bit.ly/MWScholarship

Major League Baseball Players Association Shines Light on Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipients and Future Labor Leaders

Players' union honors past Executive Director through popular scholarship program
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Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark told Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients all about the man for whom the award is named during a luncheon in their honor at the union's Manhattan headquarters on Monday, June 5.

“Michael was an encourager,” Clark told students. “He was someone who I leaned on quite a bit. He’s someone who reminds us daily of what we’re doing and why.”

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipients Celebrate Their Hard Work and Weiner’s Legacy

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Six Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients attended a luncheon at the Major League Baseball Players Association‘s midtown Manhattan office today in honor of their hard work and commitment to the labor movement.

During the luncheon hosted by the Players Trust, the recipients were able to speak with members of the MLBPA’s labor relations department and other staff, sharing experiences and learning from those who worked closely with Michael Weiner.

Major League Baseball Players Trust Announces Recipients of 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

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NEW YORK, Monday, February 22, 2016/3BL Media/ The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced the five recipients of a 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s late executive director.  

The 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipients are:

Stephanie Ainbinder – Northeastern University School of Law

Brian Callaci – University of Massachusetts, Amherst

2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies Application Now Available Online

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NEW YORK, July 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Major League Baseball Players Trust today announced that the 2016 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application is now available for submission online through Monday, November 2, 2015.  

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies application can be accessed through www.PlayersTrust.org or directly by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1LWx5pe

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Sarah David Heydemann

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The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies is keeping the late Player Association executive director’s legacy alive through people like recipient Sarah David Heydemann and the work they will continue to do on behalf of union workers.

“From what I’ve learned about him, it seems like Michael had a deep care and commitment to building community while doing the work. I hope to be the same kind of advocate – one who pays attention not only to the fight at hand but to more intentional, lasting community building,” Heydemann said recently.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: John Ertl

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John Ertl believes he shares some of the characteristics that made Michael Weiner one of the great labor leaders of his time. 

“Its empathy is what it really boils down to,” Ertl said. “Being able to see one self and see the larger picture and understand the importance of fighting for something that’s worthwhile.”

One of five recipients of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Ertl, like Weiner, is driven by compassion for working people and a passion for advocating for their rights.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Julie Gilgoff

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For Julie Gilgoff, Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient, it was her grandfather that inspired her passion for the labor movement.

“Although we never met, I like to believe that I took after him,” Gilgoff said recently. Her grandfather, Max Gilgoff, was a leader in both the American Labor Party and the Teachers Guild, which was the predecessor to the United Federation of Teachers in New York’s public schools. Like her grandfather, Gilgoff also became a teacher some years after college.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Joseph Landry

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Michael Weiner was known for his unending dedication to his family and employees’ workplace rights. It is that dedication that Joseph Landry, a recipient of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, hopes to replicate. 

“Michael’s concern for all workers and respect for the principles of collective bargaining are ideals that we share,” Landry said. “Michael’s kind demeanor and dedication to giving his all to the members are qualities to which I aspire.”

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Akasha Perez

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Like the man in whose honor the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was founded, Akasha Perez has a burning passion to support people who join together to represent themselves in the workplace.

“There is an African Proverb that says: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” Perez said recently. “This quote puts into words a principle that Michael Weiner embodied throughout his career: the power of collective action. I too believe that the best way to create change is through the empowerment of others.”

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