By Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake
Designating March 4, 2013
United States Department of Labor Day
In Recognition of their 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, 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, working families in the City of Baltimore, 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 City of Baltimore wishes the United States Department of Labor a happy and successful centennial celebration ! Congratulations!
Therefore, I, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of the City of Baltimore, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013, as 'United States Department of Labor Day' in Baltimore, and do urge all citizens to join in this celebration.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set the Great Seal of the City of Baltimore to be affixed this fourth of March, two thousand thirteen.
Stephanie Rawlings Blake