Labor Hall of Honor

Labor Hall of Honor
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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

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.


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

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  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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