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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Memphis

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, for the past one hundred years, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job

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

WHEREAS, working families of the city of Memphis, across the country, and around the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to assure work related benefits and rights, including the right to he paid fairly for every hour labored and;

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor has evolved to meet the changing needs of a 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, I, A C WHARTON JR, MAYOR OF MEMPHIS TENNESSEE, do hearby ask all residents of this community to join me in celebration, as I proclaim March 4, 2013, as: proudly proclaim, March 4, 2013, as:

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

in recognition of its one hundred years of service and commitment to the work force of the United States of America.

TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the city of Memphis to be affixed this 4th day of March 2013.

A C Wharton, Jr.
Mayor