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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of
El Monte

Proclaims March 4, 2013 as
United States Department of Labor Centennial Anniversary

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; arid

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 EI Monte, 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 undersigned on behalf of the citizens of the 'FRIENDLY CITY OF EL MONTE - THE END OF THE SANTA FE TRAIL' do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013 as:

"Centennial Anniversary Day of the United States Department of Labor"

Dated this 4th day of March 2013, in the City of EI Monte, County of Los Angeles and State of California.

ANDRE QUINTERO
Mayor

NORMA MACIAS
Mayor Pro Tem

JUVENTINO "J" GOMEZ
Councilman

VICTORIA MARTINEZ
Councilwoman

BART D. PATEL
Councilman