IBEW LOCAL 300 ANNOUNCES UNION PLUS SCHOLARSHIP CUTOFFAwards Open to All Members of AFL-CIO AffiliatesSouth Burlington, Vt. – (Dec. 19, 2007) – The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 300 recently announced the deadline for the Union Plus Scholarship Program.The nationwide post-secondary scholarship – open to current or retired AFL-CIO affiliated union members, their spouses and dependent children – will accept applications until Jan. 31, 2008 and is presented by Union Privilege. Since 1992, over $2.4 million has been awarded to 1,700-plus working families. Formed in 1955, the AFL-CIO is a voluntary federation of 55 international labor unions -including the IBEW – that collectively represent over 10 million working people. The AFL-CIO created Union Privilege in 1986 to provide union members and their families with valuable consumer benefits, such as credit cards, loans, mortgages, insurance, legal resources, travel discounts and education services. “Not only do unions emphasize hard work, but they also encourage continuing education,” said IBEW Local 300 Business Manager George Clain. “This scholarship enables union families across the country to better their lives through learning. Local 300 members, as well as those from other AFL-CIO affiliated labor groups in Vermont, are encouraged to apply.”Union Plus Scholarship applications are available for download at http://www.unionplus.org(link is external). Winners must be accepted into an accredited college, university, community college, technical or trade school at the time the award is issued.ABOUT THE IBEW LOCAL 300Based in South Burlington, the IBEW Local 300 serves 1,200-plus laborers throughout Vermont. The organization is part of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), which is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents approximately 750,000 members who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because of its size and highly skilled constituency.For more information, contact Marketing and Business Development Director Matt Lash at (802) 864-5864, MLash@ibewlocal300.org(link sends e-mail) or http://www.ibewlocal300.org(link is external).
Roberto Di Matteo says Chelsea can take inspiration from Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Napoli.The Blues are 3-1 down from the first leg but Juan Mata’s goal in Naples means they have a fighting chance of progressing to the quarter-finals.Mata’s goal could prove crucial.And interim boss Di Matteo believes Arsenal’s second-leg rally against AC Milan last week could have a positive effect on his players.AdChoices广告The Gunners were beaten 4-0 in Italy but staged a scintillating fightback to narrowly miss out on the last eight.“Watching that game last week can have a psychological effect,” said Di Matteo.“Arsenal beat Milan 3-0, so we have to believe we can turn it around. The players realise that they can win.”Chelsea have won both their games since Di Matteo was placed at the helm in the wake of Andre Villas-Boas’ sacking as manager.Saturday’s league win against Stoke was a step in the right direction and the required victory on Wednesday would boost morale after a difficult few months at Stamford Bridge.“At this stage of the season we have a job to do. We did it against Stoke – now we look forward,” Di Matteo added.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook