The debate about the minimum wage is spreading, with Seattle approving the highest minimum wage in the country last month.  The James R. Hoffa Memorial Scholarship Fund has announced this year's Essay Contest that addresses the topic: 

"The vast majority of union members make more than the minimum wage.  Why should Teamsters care what the minimum wage is?"

The scholarship is open to students attending or planning to attend a community college, 4-year institution, or a technical/vocational program, age 23 and younger, who are the son, daughter or financial dependent of an eligible Teamster member.

The deadline for submission of your essay and application is September 30, 2014.