Labor History Month

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Labor History Month celebrates worker milestones, heroes

Each year one month finds creative activities by teachers and students celebrating the mostly unsung history of the labor movement. May is “Labor History Month” in California, as declared in AB 2269 (Swanson) and signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2012. Exhibits, classroom lessons, in-services and sometimes entire schools explore the rich history of collective struggle that brought us worker rights on the job and better lives for families in our communities.

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Labor History Month exhibits

One use of these inaugural 2013 “Labor History Month” events occurred in the Los Angeles Community College District, where Shigueru Tsuha and Kenadi Le worked with the Vincent Price Art Gallery to combine student videos on labor history with the “One Hundred Years” exhibit. More photos. Kenadi Le photo