Federated Press (1956)

Labor Organizations - historic

A wire and mail service of America's labor press, which existed for 30 years, probably from the 1920s(?) to 19??. The Federated Press had bureaus in Washington, New York City and Chicago, and stringers throughout the United States and around the world. FP gathered news and information about working people and disseminated it to daily and weekly labor and radical newspapers during the 1930s. The DC bureau located at this site was headed by Len DeCaux, a radical labor journalist and educator. (Jon Garlock)





720 5th St NW

DC Labor Map

Welcome to the DC Labor Map! Here you can find both current and historic labor sites in Washington, DC, including union hotels, restaurants, international and local union organizations, labor art and historic labor sites. You can use it for an online virtual tour of DC labor, or to plan your visit to our nation’s capital.
CLICK ON "LEGEND" at right to view categories; TO CHOOSE A SPECIFIC CATEGORY just click on it and only those sites will be shown.
We welcome your comments and suggestions: click on the “comments” tab at the bottom of the map. The DC Labor Map is a project of the Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO: primary research was done by Chris Garlock, Jon Garlock and Lisa Garlock; contributors include: Saul Schniderman, Peter Winch and Fhar Miess.