2022 was a busy year at the U.S. Department of Labor. We inducted the Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into our Labor Hall of Honor, advocated for workplace mental health and celebrated the contributions of unions, highlighting many of these actions via video. Check out some of our top videos of the year and explore more content on our YouTube channel.
The History of Labor Day
Learn about the origin of the only federal holiday dedicated to honoring and recognizing America’s workers.
5 Ways Unions Benefit All of Us
From raising wages to shrinking the racial wage gap, Labor Department Chief Economist Joelle Gamble breaks down the economic benefits of unions in America.
Honoring the Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic
This year we inducted the Essential Workers of the Coronavirus Pandemic into our Labor Hall of Honor. Meet a few of these workers who helped keep our country moving.
Remembering Tim: A Life Lost to Heat Illness at Work
On a hot summer day – only his second on the job – Tim collapsed and later died from heat illness. Together, we can prevent these kinds of deaths.
Throughout our history, unions have lifted workers’ voices in their workplaces, communities and government. But union density has been declining for decades, with devastating consequences.
Secretary Walsh on Expanding Career Opportunities for Women
Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh shares a few key takeaways from a report on the negative impacts of occupational segregation and what we’re doing to create a more inclusive, equitable workforce.
Department of Labor Leaders Take on Labor Day Trivia
Secretary Walsh tested his team on their knowledge of Labor Day. See who knows the most — and who needs a refresher.
Secretary Walsh: Mental Health is Health — Period.
Recognizing Mental Health Awareness Month, Secretary Walsh underscored the department’s commitment to supportive mental health policies in America’s workplaces.