Our 5th and final 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient profile
Like fellow recipients of a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies, Melissa Britton understands and appreciates the close relationship between worker rights and civil rights that defines organized labor’s important role in advancing social justice.
“I have a strong passion for labor, employment, and civil rights law, and I am dedicated to working towards social justice,” Britton said. She is one of five recipients of a 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recently announced by the Major League Baseball Players Trust.
There’s no doubt word is getting out about the great work Action Team student volunteers are doing in communities across the country.
It was recently announced that one of the Action Team’s national TV and radio public service announcement (PSA) campaigns -- titled ‘Are You In?’ -- established a new Goodwill Communications distribution record for national campaigns.
The first Action Team conference call of the 2016-17 school-year was held on Wednesday, October 26. Jon Jay, center fielder for the San Diego Padres, joined Action Team Captains for a conversation about inspiring change in communities across the United States through community service.
These six placed on 2016 Players Choice Awards ballots for league-wide player voting on Tuesday, September 20
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thousands of baseball fans participated in an Internet poll on www.MLBPlayers.combetween September 13 and 18 to determine which players inspire others to higher levels of achievement by their on-field performances and contributions to their communities.
Major Leaguers on each team have selected one teammate as their Club’s nominee for the 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. Now it’s the fans’ turn to help the Players choose the 2016 Marvin Miller Man of the Year
The Players Association, its longest tenured member, Alex Rodriguez and Major League Baseball are joining with New York State and Harlem RBI in a public-private partnership to create the Roberto Clemente Urban Youth Academy in the Bronx.
Together, the MLBPA and MLB are contributing $4 million from their joint Youth Development Foundation to the project announced Wednesday (July 20) in which the existing baseball and softball fields at Roberto Clemente State Park will be renovated and programs developed to provide world-class baseball opportunities for New York City kids.
School may be out, but the impact of Action Team Captains’ work is still being felt by communities across the country.
The Action Team youth volunteer program added 34 schools to its roster this year, bringing the total to 86 participating schools across the United States. Since its creation, the program has served more than 280,000 people inspiring 91,000 high school students to get involved in their communities.
Players and officials took a moment from their Major League Baseball schedules Thursday to focus on reinvigorating youth baseball in local communities across America.
The MLB-MLBPA Youth Development Foundation named Hall-of-Fame electee Ken Griffey Jr. as its Youth Ambassador and announced financial contributions to projects supported by Mets star Curtis Granderson and former All-Stars John Franco and Marquis Grissom.