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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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PROCLAMATION

The Miami-Dade County Office of the Mayor and Board of County Commissioners

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

WHEREAS, Working families in Miami-Dade County, across the country, and across the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to ensure 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, by training veterans and young people for lifelong careers, and by 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 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: BE IT RESOLVED, THAT I, CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, MAYOR OF MIAMI·DADE COUNTY, CHAIRWOMAN REBECA SOSA AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ON BEHALF OF MIAMI·DADE COUNTY AND THIS COMMUNITY, do hereby proclaim Monday, March 4, 2013, as

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY DAY

In Observance Thereof: I call upon the good people of Miami-Dade County to join me in recognizing the United States Department of Labor for its invaluable contributions to the lives of all hard-working Americans.

Rebecca Sosa
Chairwoman

Carlos A. Gimenez
Mayor