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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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Fort Worth

Proclamation
Office of the Mayor

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 while continually seeking to make the American workplace safer, healthier and fairer for everyone; and,

WHEREAS, working families of Fort Worth, across the country and around the world have benefitted from the U.S. 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 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 pensions of retired workers; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Fort Worth encourages all residents to join in celebrating the United States Department of Labor's centennial anniversary as they provide vital services that are crucial to the well-being of all Americans and will continue to address tomorrow's conditions meeting the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century and, NOW THEREFORE:

We, the Fort Worth City Council, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013, as

United States Department of Labor Day

in the City of Fort Worth.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and caused the Official Seal of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, to be affixed this 19th day of February, A.D. 2013.

Betsy Price, Mayor

Salvador Espino, Council Member District 2

Zim Zimmerman, Council Member District 3

Daniel L. Scarth, Council Member District 4

Franklin D. Moss, Council Member District 5

Jungus F. Jordan, Council Member District 6

Dennis P. Shinglton, Council Member District 7

Kathleen Hicks, Council Member District 8

Joel Burns, Council Member District 9