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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Cranston
Office of the Mayor
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;

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

WHEREAS, working families of Cranston, Rhode Island, 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;

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;

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;

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, continuing to address tomorrow's conditions, with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Allan W. Fung, Mayor of the City of Cranston, hereby proclaim March 4, 2013

The CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Given this 4th day of March 2013

By Mayor Allan W. Fung