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Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Samantha Groark Inspired by Curt Flood

Since 2015, the Major League Baseball Players Trust has annually awarded a Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies to five deserving law or graduate school students pursuing careers aimed at protecting and defending workers’ rights. The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was established by Major Leaguers to honor the life and work of the Major League Baseball Players Association’s late executive director.This is the first of a five part series that takes a look at each of the 2017 winners.Samantha GroarkAs part of a family involved in the building trades, Samantha Groark has a deeper understanding of the way labor law applies to the construction industry than the baseball industry, but she nonetheless has a strong appreciation for the work of all unions including the Players Association.Her roots in the construction industry led her to the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters, where she worked as a writer and an executive assistant to the General President.  Today, Samantha attend the University of Missouri School of Law, perparing for a career helping others.To learn more about Samantha, a St. Louis native, please click here: http://bit.ly/2lmSq6e

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