Labor's International Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Held May 17

Submitted by LHRC on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 17:13

Labor’s International Hall of Fame held its annual induction ceremony on Thursday, May 17, 2012, at the AFL-CIO building in Washington DC.  This year the 636 union members who died as a result of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks were inducted.  The program was introduced by Detroit Teamster Edgar Scribner.  Speakers included representatives of the Association of Flight Attendants and the International Association of Fire Fighters. Cathie Ong Herrera was a featured speaker.  Ms. Herrera is the sister of Betty Ong, an American Airlines flight attendant who made a 23 minute telephone call to American Airlines operations staff calmly describing what was happening on Flight 11, which ultimately flew into the North Tower of the World Trade Center.  Approximately 100 people attended the induction ceremony. 

Labor’s International Hall of Fame was founded in 1973.  There are 95 inductees, including International Brotherhood of Teamsters leaders James R. Hoffa, Harold Gibbons and Einar Mohn.  Shawn Ellis, Central States IBT Training & Development Coordinator, is the Hall of Fame’s Labor Co-Chair.  For more information about Labor’s International Hall of Fame visit