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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Lincoln
PROCLAMATION

"U .S. Department of Labor Centennial Day"

WHEREAS, for the past 100 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has fostered, promoted and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees and sought to make the workplace safer, healthier and fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS, working families of Lincoln, our nation and 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 agency has evolved to meet changing workforce needs by partnering with employers, community organizations and educational institutions to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and promote profitable employment; and

WHEREAS,the work of the U.S. Department of Labor has touched the lives of people at all stages - allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training veterans and youth for lifetime careers; and guaranteeing the pensions of retirees; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Labor will remain important to Americans as it meets the needs of future workers with the insight, foresight and passion
demonstrated over the past century,

Now, therefore, I, Chris Beutler, Mayor of the City of Lincoln, Nebraska, do hereby
proclaim March 4,2013 as "U.S. Department of Labor Centennial Day" and encourage
all residents to celebrate the 100th anniversary of this important agency.
February 24, 2013

Mayor Chris Beutler