AFL-CIO Scholarship

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The Massachusetts AFL-CIO, along with affiliated local unions, and labor/non-labor organizations, offers a scholarship program providing hundreds of scholarships totaling over $900,000 to union members, their children/step children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and non-union Massachusetts’s high school seniors.

The labor history exam is divided into two parts. Part 1 is a series of multiple-choice questions covering the history and structure of the labor movement in America, legislation affecting America workers, child labor laws, minimum wages, civil rights, safety in the workplace, old age and health insurance, unemployment compensation, worker’s compensation and past and current labor events. Part 2 is an essay of 500 words or less based on a topic selected by the Scholarship Committee each year.

The exam will be administered at Holliston High School on Wednesday, February 3, 2016.

If you are interested in taking the labor history exam, you must submit an application to the Guidance Department by Monday, December 11, 2015.

Applications and study guides may be downloaded at : or you can pick up an application in the Guidance Office.


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