Labor Hall of Honor

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Labor Hall of Honor
General information
Address 200 Constitution Avenue NW
Town or city Washington, DC
Coordinates 38°53′36″N 77°00′52″W / 38.893396°N 77.014514°W / 38.893396; -77.014514

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.

U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor, showcase highlighting the life-changing contributions that women, men, groups and organizations have made which have had a profound, positive impact on the American way of work and the American way of life.

Hall of Honor[edit]

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 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) with the lone exception of 2012 inductee Delores Huerta.

Inductees[edit]

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

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  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