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Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
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City of Chattanooga
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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 the City of Chattanooga, 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 an ever changing workforce by partnering with employers, community organizations, and institutions of higher learning to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and support 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 ail stages, by allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; training vetel1lDs 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 will continue to 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, Ron Littlefield, Mayor of the City of Chattanooga, do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013 in honor of the

Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor

and ask that all residents of this community join me in celebrating this occasion.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
Seal of the City of Chattanooga to be affixed this the