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Updated On: Jan 11, 2019
The AFL-CIO has announced their 2019 Scholarship Essay Contest!
The Essay Contest provides an opportunity for high school and post-secondary students to learn about the Labor Movement’s important contributions to the social, economic, and political development of our county. It also reminds students – the next generation of workers – about the importance of protecting the Labor Movement’s gains, for their own wellbeing in current and future workplaces.
Awards are offered to students in two categories: Graduating High School Seniors (class of 2019) and All Post-Secondary Students. The award amounts are: First Place - $2,000, Second Place - $1,000, Third Place - $500.
The essay topics for each category are as follows:
Category I – Graduating High School Seniors:
How does a strong union affect my family and me?
Category II – Students Attending an Accredited, Post-Secondary Institution:
How do judicial decisions impact the ability of unions to organize and collectively bargain?