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PROCLAMATION IN HONOR OF
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
100TH ANNIVERSARY

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 of Thousand Oaks, 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, Claudia Bill-De La Pena, Mayor of the City of Thousand Oaks, on behalf of the entire City Council, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013 as the

CENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

and ask that all residents join in celebrating this monumental day.

CITY OF THOUSAND OAKS

Claudia Bill-De La Pena
Mayor

ATTEST:

Linda D. Lawrence
City Clerk
Dated this 4th day of March, 2013