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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Corpus Christi
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 the United States Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier, and fairer for everyone; and working families across the country, and 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 to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and the impact 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 the enormous value of the services provided by the United States Department of Labor will remain of paramount importance.

NOW, therefore, pursuant to the powers vested in me as Mayor of the City of Corpus Christi, I do hereby proclaim,

March 4, 2013, as the

"Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor"

in Corpus Christi, Texas, and ask that all citizens of this community join me in celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor.

IN TESTIMONY THEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Corpus Christi on

March 4, 2013

MAYOR
Nelda Martinez