From 1865-1869, approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrants constructed the western section of the transcontinental railroad – one of the greatest engineering feats in American history. For this accomplishment, for their courage to organize in pursuit of fair wages and safe working conditions, and for the example they set for millions of Asian immigrants who followed them, the Chinese railroad workers will be inducted into our Hall of Honor.
Members of the public are invited to join Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Deputy Secretary Christopher P. Lu, descendants of the railroad workers and other special guests for this induction ceremony at the Labor Department headquarters in Washington, DC, or via live stream webcast on Friday, May 9, from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM (EDT). Simply complete the registration form below and more details will be sent to you in advance of the event. For those joining the webcast, please mark your preference below and a reminder link will be sent to you prior to the event.