Department of Labor: Labor Hall of Fame, History of Labor Murals

200 Constitution Ave NW
Frances Perkins Building
Washington, DC, US

Category: Labor Organizations - historic

Used in the following map:

DC Labor Map

The Department of Labor is in the Frances Perkins Building (need bio of Perkins here).
The Labor Hall of Fame (C Street entrance; open during government working hours and a picture ID is necessary to enter the building) honors those Americans whose distinctive contributions to the field of labor have enhanced the quality of life of millions. Included are leaders: Samuel Gompers, John L. Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Eugene V. Debs, and Mother Jones.

"The History of Labor in America" Murals: The murals feature the evolution of labor in America. Each mural represents a specific period and they are respectively titled: Colonization, Settlement, Industry, and Technology.

Sturdivant, John (bust; need location): John Sturdivant was the president of the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) from 1988 until his death in 1997. He is credited with revitalizing AFGE as a key players in federal personnel issues.