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Labor History Week

Labor History Month

May 2016

CSEA and its partners in the labor movement has made numerous historic strides for workers’ rights and safety on the job. With the eight-hour workday, weekends and the end of child labor, the labor movement has worked tirelessly for justice and equality in the workplace.
May in California is Labor History Month. Signed into law as AB 2269 (Swanson) in 2012, its purpose is to encourage schools "to commemorate this month with appropriate educational exercises that make pupils aware of the role the labor movement has played in shaping California and the United States." (It replaces Labor History Week, which was established in 2002 as Labor History Week through AB 1900 (Nakano).)

Labor History Links
Learn more about CSEA History
Get interactive with the California Labor History Map
This day in labor history at BigLabor.com
Educational resources at the American Labor Studies Center
View labor history images from Labor Arts