March 4, 1913, marked a milestone in the history of the American workforce. On that day, President William Howard Taft signed legislation creating the U.S. Department of Labor, giving workers a seat in the President's Cabinet for the first time.


Frances Perkins — first female cabinet member.

Frances Perkins
Labor Secretary (1933-1945)



Secretary Thomas E. Perez and Maria Bartiromo

Watch Secretary Thomas E. Perez's Labor Day Message

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