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Honoring Chinese Railroad Workers of 1865-69

12,000 Chinese men worked on the Central Pacific Railroad

12,000 Chinese men worked on the Central Pacific Railroad

Washington, DC
Sunday, June 1, 2014

Officials from the Department of Labor, including Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, join the descendents of Chinese railroad workers as they induct the workers into the Labor Hall of Honor.

Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 11:03am (ET)

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