Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Colleen Fewer Lives by Labor Movement Values

2017 Labor Studies Scholarship Recipient Profiles
Mar 10, 2017 4:30 PM ET
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Since 2015 the Major League Baseball Players Trust has annually awarded a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to five deserving law or graduate school students pursuing careers aimed at protecting and defending workers' rights. The Michael Weiner Scholarship for LaborStudies was established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association's late executive director.

This is the second of a five-part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 winners.

Colleen Fewer
Colleen Fewer not only shares the values embodied by the labor movement. She lives them.

“As a union organizer, I have always admired the fighting spirit of the MLBPA,” said Fewer. “When I heard about this scholarship through my school, I knew I wanted to apply.”

Fewer, a San Francisco native and a fan of the Giants and their ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner, attends the University of California Berkley School of Law, but studying toward undergraduate degrees in political science and social welfare helped shape her values.

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