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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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PROCLAMATION

Of the City of New Haven

Celebrating 100th Anniversary
United States Department of Labor
1913-2013

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 fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS, working families in the City of New Haven, across the country, and across the world 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 meet the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown for the past century; and

NOW, THEREFORE, do I, as Mayor of the City of New Haven, that I ask all residents of this community join me in celebrating Monday, March 4, 2013, as the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor, I hereby proclaim:

Happy 100th Anniversary
United States Department of Labor

Dated at New Haven, Connecticut, this 4th Day of March 2013.

John DeStefano, Jr. Mayor