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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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PROCLAMATION

United States Department of Labor

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 United States Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier and equal for all; and

WHEREAS, working families in the City of Houston, 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 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 meets the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century.

WHEREAS, the City of Houston is grateful to United States Department of Labor for providing services that help to better our community's workforce
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THEREFORE, 1, Anluse D. Parker, Mayor of the City of Houston, hereby
proclaim March 4, 2013, as
United States Department of Labor Day
in Houston, Texas.
In Witness Whereof, 1 have
hereunto set my hand and have
caused the Official Seal of the City of
Houston to be affixed dus 28" day of
February, 2013.
Annise D. Parker
Mayor of the city of Houston