A Passion for Labor Studies and Social Justice Motivates This Scholarship Winner

Primary tabs

A Passion for Labor Studies and Social Justice Motivates This Scholarship Winner

Our 5th and final 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient profile
tweet me:
A passion for social justice motivates #MichaelWeinerScholarship winner #MelissaBritton http://bit.ly/2nI2iH3 #CareActInspire

Multimedia from this Release

Melissa Britton, a 2017 Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies recipient

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm

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.

The New York City native has taken part in the Peggy Browning Fund’s fellowship program designed to inspire the next generation of law students to become advocates for workplace justice.  While pursuing her Master’s Degree in Labor Studies at City University of New York, Britton also gained practical experience while serving as an intern at UNITE HERE!, Local 100.

Read more.

Keywords: Education | Awards, Ratings & Rankings | Events, Media & Communications | Labor Movement | MLB | MLBPA | Major League Baseball | Major League Baseball Players Association | Opening Day | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Players Trust