Labor History Month

Labor History Month

May 2017



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).)

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