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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Seattle

Proclamation

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 Seattle, 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 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, Mike McGinn, Mayor of the City of Seattle, do hereby recognize the 100th anniversary of the Department of Labor, and further proclaim March 4, 2013 to be Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor Day

In the City of Seattle, and I encourage all those in Seattle to reflect on the important work of the Department of Labor, and how that work has created prosperity and improved welfare.

Michael McGinn
Mayor of Seattle