U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor

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The United States Department of Labor Hall of Honor is in the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC. It is a monument to honor Americans who have made a positive contribution to how people in the United States work and live.

Hall of Honor[change | change source]

The people and groups who are honored have all improved working conditions, wages, and over-all quality of life for American workers.[1] The Hall of Honor (first called the Hall of Fame) was first planned during the John F. Kennedy administration in 1962.[2] The hall was actually started in 1988.[3] The people to be given this honor are selected each year by a panel inside the Department of Labor. Each must have made a major contribution and the award is given posthumously (after they have died).

Inductees[change | change source]

Those who have been inducted into the Hall of Honor[4] are:

  • 2002 - 9/11 Rescue workers
  • 2011 - The Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike

References[change | change source]

  1. Irwin Yellowitz, 'Labor Hall of Fame: Samuel Gompers: a half century in labor's front rank', Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 112, No. 7 (July 1989), p. 28
  2. 'Developments in Industrial Relations', Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 86, No. 1 (January 1963), p. 73
  3. "The Department of Labor's Hall of Honor". U.S. Department of Labor. 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  4. "Hall of Honor Inductees". U.S. Department of Labor. 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
  5. Greg Roza, Harley-Davidson: An All-American Legend (New York: Rosen Publishing's Rosen Central, 2014), p. 5
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