Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who… read more

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez formally inducted into the Labor Hall of Honor approximately 12,000 Chinese immigrant laborers who worked on the Central Pacific Railroad between 1865 and 1869. Representative Grace Meng (D-NY), former Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, and officials from the Department of Labor joined the families of the workers to honor their commitment and sacrifices. Secretary Perez said the honor was overdue to the men whose work on the Transcontinental Railroad “helped build a nation.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Chris Lu Deputy Secretary Department of Labor
  • Grace Meng U.S. Representative [D] New York
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Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers

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Program ID:
319287-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Ceremony
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 1, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 22, 2014

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  • Jun 01, 2014 | 4:40pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 02, 2014 | 2:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2014 | 8:40am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 22, 2014 | 1:15am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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