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Major League Baseball Players Trust Announces Recipients of 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies

Rising stars honored for the dedication to helping improve the lives of workers
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New York, February 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ - When Major League Baseball Players lost their beloved union leader, Michael Weiner, to brain cancer in November 2013, they turned to their collective charitable arm, the Players Trust, to find a way to honor his life’s passion for helping others.  By mid-2014, during that season’s All-Star Game in Minnesota, the Players announced the creation of the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies.

HP Improves Workers' Lives with Capability Building Initiatives

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Since 2007, we have trained over 78,000 workers in 14 countries on topics such as worker empowerment, anti-discrimination, energy efficiency, labor rights, women's health, and financial inclusion.

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 for Labor Studies Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is Monday, November 10.
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In November 2013, former MLBPA Executive Director, Michael Weiner, lost a courageous battle against brain cancer at the age of 51. Michael dedicated his life to the caring of his family first and foremost, and to supporting workers’ rights. In honor of Michael, Major League baseball players created the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to encourage the pursuit of a graduate-level degree in labor studies.

A Prisoner’s Desperate Plea from China Tucked into a Saks Fifth Ave. Shopping Bag

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NEW YORK, May 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A prisoner’s desperate plea from China tucked into a Saks Fifth Ave. shopping bag has catapulted into the viral stratosphere.

Reflections on 10 Years in Bangladesh

Interview with SAI Lead Trainer Badri Gulur on his perspective of social compliance in Bangladesh from 2003-2013
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On June 25-29 and June 30-July 2, SAI convened SA8000 Basic and Advanced Auditor training courses in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The trainings were led by SAI Lead Trainer Badrinath Gulur, and marked his 10-year anniversary of SA8000 auditor training in Dhaka. The course was attended by a diverse group of participants from certification bodies, companies, NGOs and trade unions, including the CSR Centre Bangladesh, SGSF and the Awaj Foundation. Special thanks to DNV Bangladesh and Md. Abdul Alim - COO of Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd. (GSCS) for helping to coordinate these courses.
 
SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong spoke with Mr. Gulur to discuss his perspective about the trainings and social compliance over the years, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy and recent suspension of US trade privileges on Bangladesh.
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On June 25-29 and June 30-July 2, SAI convened SA8000 Basic and Advanced Auditor training courses in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The trainings were led by SAI Lead Trainer Badrinath Gulur, and marked his 10-year anniversary of SA8000 auditor training in Dhaka. The course was attended by a diverse group of participants from certification bodies, companies, NGOs and trade unions, including the CSR Centre Bangladesh, SGSF and the Awaj Foundation. Special thanks to DNV Bangladesh and Md. Abdul Alim - COO of Global Sustainable Certification Services Ltd. (GSCS) for helping to coordinate these courses.
 
SAI Communications Manager Joleen Ong spoke with Mr. Gulur to discuss his perspective about the trainings and social compliance over the years, the impact of the Rana Plaza tragedy and recent suspension of US trade privileges on Bangladesh.

'Pillars in Practice' Bangladesh Garment Sector Roundtable

The 'Pillars in Practice' (PIP) Program convened stakeholders in Dhaka to discuss key issues in the garment sector & advance the UN Guiding Principles
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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

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On May 12-15, SAI, the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DiHR), and the CSR Centre Bangladesh jointly convened two segments of the Pillars in Practice (PIP) Program in Dhaka - a 'Training of Trainers' (ToT) and the "Multi-Stakeholder Advisory Consultation" (MAC) forum to discuss the garment sector's impacts on human rights in Bangladesh.

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