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

Labor Organizations - historic

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.





200 Constitution Ave NW

Frances Perkins Building

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.