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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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PROCLAMATION

City of Plano

"U. S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR CENTENNIAL DAY"

WHEREAS, on March 4, 1913, the last day of his presidency, President William Howard Taft signed the bill establishing the United States Department of Labor as a Cabinet-level Department; and

WHEREAS, the Department of Labor has continually sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier and fairer for everyone, and has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of this country; and

WHEREAS, the Department strives to support its mission, "To foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights"; and

WHEREAS, the Department 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 attaining a beneficial occupation; 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;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHIL DYER, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF PLANO, TEXAS, do hereby proclaim Monday, March 4, 2013 as "U. S. Department of Labor Centennial Day" in Plano, and I do thereby encourage all citizens to join me and the Plano City Council in showing our appreciation for the daunting work the agency manages on a daily basis. We wish you the best on your 100th Anniversary and thank your for dedication to American workers.

PHIL DYER
Office of the Mayor