Have You Ever Wondered What the U.S. Department of Labor Official Seal Represents?
- The anvil represents industry. (The hammer that originally sat in front of it mysteriously disappeared for several years but has now returned.)
- Red represents valor and courage in doing our work.
- Blue represents dependability and trustworthiness.
- The plough represents agriculture.
- Gold represents the value of what we do.
- The pulley, lever and fulcrum represent the principles of mechanics. (A fulcrum is the pivot point for a lever to rotate objects.)
- The eagle represents the United States of America
Our seal was designed in 1913, when the department was founded.