Spouse of L-696 member receives $500
STEPHANIE FLYNN, wife of Local 696 (Marinette, Wisconsin) member William Flynn, received a $500 scholarship from Union Plus earlier this year.
Stephanie is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in business administration at Bay College in Escanaba, Michigan, in a program through Lake Superior State University.
She told Union Plus that the wages, benefits and general respect afforded her husband through the union are a vast improvement from his previous nonunion job. “The union world versus the nonunion world is like night and day,” she said. “The fighting the union leadership does on our behalf is a great service to humanity.”
She said she is grateful for the excellent health coverage available to her family, which has been especially important to the family, whose son was diagnosed with autism shortly after his birth.
“The union world versus the nonunion world is like night and day.” — Stephanie Flynn
Now in its 25th year, the Union Plus Scholarship Program has awarded more than $4 million in educational funding to union members, spouses and dependent children. In 2016, the program awarded $150,000 to 104 students representing 32 unions.