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As part of the South Central Federation of Labor Holiday Party, we will be collecting new SOCKS of all sizes and TOOTHPASTE/TOOTHBRUSHES. These will be distributed through the MMSD Transition Education Program which serves students (and their families) facing housing insecurity. Please contact the AFL-CIO Labor Liaison at email@example.com or 608-246-4355 if you need additional information or want to participate and are unable to attend the party. Thank you!
It’s that time of year! No matter what you celebrate or how, we know many of you are looking for that perfect gift for your friends and family. And we’d like to suggest gifting union made.
And remember: If you’re shipping gifts this year, make sure to use a union carrier like the U.S. Postal Service or UPS.
2024 WI State AFL-CIO Community Services Conference
TENTATIVE ADVANCE NOTICE !
March 21 and 22, 2024
The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club
Attn: Wisconsin High School Students
Win $$$ for Essays on Labor History!
All Wisconsin high school students (grades 9-12) are eligible to participate in a High School Essay Contest conducted annually by the Wisconsin Labor History Society. The high school students are asked to write an essay of approximately 750 words on the following theme: “Unions are good for my family, my community, and my nation because . . .” and up to eight cash prizes are awarded for the best. The prizes will include one $500 first-place prize, one $300 second-place prize, one $200 third-place prize, and up to five $100 prizes for honorable mention.
WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT . . .
All Wisconsin high school students have ready access to labor history. Check with parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts. Also, neighbors and family friends. Ask to interview them and then write your essay. Only 750 words. Also you may do independent research on topics of labor history. Check the Wisconsin Labor History website (www.wisconsinlaborhistory.org) for resources and other ideas.
CONTEST RULES. . .
Essays should be approximately 750 words in length. They will be judged on understanding, evidence of original research, writing style and significance. Essays must be submitted by email in Microsoft Word or as PDF file. Submissions must include a cover sheet with the following information: Your name, address, home telephone number, your email address, your grade in school, name and address of your school, and, if you were encouraged or assisted by a teacher, the teacher’s name. (Also, list your family’s union membership, if applicable.) If you have any questions, contact: Harvey J. Kaye at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for submissions is Feb. 15, 2024.
Send your essays to the following email address: email@example.com. Put “essay contest” in subject line.
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