May 2014: Dept of Labor Inducts Chinese Transcontinental Railroad Workers into Hall of Honor

On May 9th the Department of Labor inducted the Chinese railroad workers into the Labor Hall of Honor in Washington, D.C. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez, Deputy Secretary Christopher P. Liu, descendants of the railroad workers (including Connie Young Yu, Sandra Lee, Carolyn Kuhn) and other special guests joined in the ceremony at the Labor Department headquarters to coincide with the 145thanniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony. (The Chinese Railroad Workers Project has recorded oral histories with Yu, Lee and Kuhn for the Digital Archive).

More information about the event can be found here

Chinese Historical Society of America produced a video of excerpts from the ceremony, which can be viewed here

Below is a video of the entire ceremony: