The Central Maine Labor Council recently announced that two scholarships will be awarded for the Spring semester of 2015 to participating students who are sponsored by a union member of a participating union affiliated with the Central Maine Labor Council.
The scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors or students currently enrolled in college or trade school.
Valued at $750 and $500 respectively, the scholarships will be awarded to the student's school at the start of the Spring semester following receipt of proof of a 2.5 point grade average for the previous semester. Previous winners are welcome to apply.Read more: Apply Now for Larry Carr Memorial Scholarship Fund
Striking fast food workers have been arrested in cities across the country while peacefully protesting today. But we can’t let that quiet us. We have to keep on being heard – and we need your help.
It's a picture of José Carillo. He’s 81 years old and was arrested for civil disobedience in front of the Times Square McDonald’s this morning. If it weren’t for food stamps and Medicare, José says he wouldn’t be able to take care of himself. He certainly isn’t able to retire. But he said he would do whatever it takes for $15 an hour for his younger co-workers, who are struggling to raise families and survive.Read more: Fast Food Workers Arrested in Peaceful Protests Across Nation
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