PROCLAMATION

A PROCLAMATION OF THE
CITY COMMISSION OF BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
CELEBRATING MARCH 4, 2013,
AS THE

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.

WHEREAS, for the past 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of this country; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier and fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS, working families in the City of Brownsville, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to assure work-related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored; and

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor has evolved to meet the changing needs of a changing workforce by partnering with employers, community organizations and institutions of higher learning to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and

WHEREAS,the impact of the United States Department of Labor has reached outside the confines of the workplace, touching people's lives at all stages, by allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training veterans and young people for the careers of a lifetime; and guaranteeing the pensions of retired workers; and

WHEREAS, the inestimable value of the services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain of paramount importance to the well-being of all Americans and that it will address tomorrow's conditions, and meet the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century.

NOW, THEREFORE, WE THE MEMBERS OF THE BROWNSVILLE CITY COMMISSION, by authority vested by the Charter of said city, hereby join the U.S. Department of Labor in celebrating Monday, March 4, 2013, as the CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY of the United States Department of Labor.

ANTONIO MARTINEZ
MAYOR

ESTELA CHAVEZ- VASQUEZ
CITY COMMISSIONER

RICARDO LONGORIA, JR.
CITY COMMISSIONER

MELISSA Z. ZAMORA
CITY COMMISSIONER

ROSE M.Z. GOWEN, MD
CITY COMMISSIONER

JESSICA TETREAU-KALIFA
CITY COMMISSIONER

JOHN L. VILLARREAL
CITY COMMISSIONER

ESTELA VON HATTEN
CITY SECRETARY