U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor facts for kids

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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

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).

Inductees

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

  • 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
  • 2000 - Joseph A. Beirne
  • 2002 - 9/11 Rescue workers
  • 2005 - Robert Wood Johnson
  • 2005 - Peter J. Brennan
  • 2006 - Charles R. Walgreen
  • 2006 - Alfred E. Smith
  • 2007 - Adolphus Busch
  • 2007 - William B. Wilson
  • 2008 - John Willard Marriott
  • 2008 - Leonard F. Woodcock
  • 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

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