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State of Wisconsin

Office of the Governor

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 is celebrating the centennial on Monday, March 4, 2013; 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 Wisconsin 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; 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 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 , Scott Walker, Governor of the State of Wisconsin, do hereby proclaim Monday, March 4, 2013, as

U.S. Department of Labor Day

throughout the State of Wisconsin and I commend this observance to all of our citizens.

In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Wisconsin to be affixed. done at the Capitol in the City of Madison this 11th day of February 2013.

Scott Walker
Governor

By the Governer

Douglas La Follette
Secretary of State