U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor
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
The people and groups who are honored have all improved working conditions, wages, and over-all quality of life for American workers. The Hall of Honor (first called the Hall of Fame) was first planned during the John F. Kennedy administration in 1962. The hall was actually started in 1988. 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).
- 1989 - Cyrus S. Ching
- 1989 - John R. Commons
- 1989 - Samuel Gompers
- 1989 - John L. Lewis
- 1989 - George Meany
- 1989 - James P. Mitchell
- 1989 - Frances Perkins
- 1989 - A. Philip Randolph
- 1993 - David Dubinsky
- 1994 - George W. Taylor
- 1995 - Arthur J. Goldberg
- 1996 - William Green
- 1997 - David A. Morse
- 1998 - Cesar Chavez
- 1999 - Terence V. Powderly
- 2000 - Joseph A. Beirne
- 2002 - 9/11 Rescue workers
- 2004 - Harley-Davidson: William S. Harley; Arthur Davidson; Walter Davidson; and William A. Davidson
- 2011 - The Workers of the Memphis Sanitation Strike
- 2012 - The Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement
- 2012 - Rev. Addie Wyatt
- 2012 - Tony Mazzocchi
- 2012 - Mark Ayers
- 2012 - Dolores Huerta
- 2014 - The Chinese Railroad Workers
- 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
- 'Developments in Industrial Relations', Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 86, No. 1 (January 1963), p. 73
- "The Department of Labor's Hall of Honor". U.S. Department of Labor. 2014. Archived from the original on 23 November 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- "Hall of Honor Inductees". U.S. Department of Labor. 2014. Archived from the original on 30 April 2015. Retrieved 12 March 2012.
- Greg Roza, Harley-Davidson: An All-American Legend (New York: Rosen Publishing's Rosen Central, 2014), p. 5
- "U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta Announces the Upcoming Induction of President Ronald Reagan into the Department of Labor Hall of Honor".