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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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State of Iowa
Executive Department
In the Name and by the Authority of the State of Iowa

Proclamation

WHEREAS, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees in this country for the past 100 years and has continually strived to improve working conditions and make the American workplace safer, healthier and more fair for everyone; 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 State of Iowa, across the country, and across the world have benefited 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 well0-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, I, Terry E. Branstad, Governor of the State of Iowa, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013 as

U.S. Department of Labor Centennial

In testimony whereof, I have here-unto subscribed my name and caused that great seal of the state of Iowa to be affixed. Done at Des Moines this 14th day of March in the year of our lord, two thousand thirteen.

Terry E. Branstad
Governor of Iowa

Attest

Matt Schultz
Secretary of State