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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Columbus, Georgia

Georgia's First Consolidated Government


PROCLAMATION

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 U.S. 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 Columbus, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the U.S. Department of Labor's effort to assure work-related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored; and

WHEREAS, The U.S. 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 U.S. 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 pension of retired workers; and

WHEREAS, The inestimable value of the services provided by the U.S. 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, I, Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor of Columbus, Georgia do hereby proclaim Monday, March 4, 2013 as

United States Department of Labor Day

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Official Seal of Columbus, Georgia to be affixed this fourth day of March 2013.

HONORABLE TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
MAYOR
COLUMBUS, GEORGIA