WHERE AS, for the last 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has fostered, promoted, and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the country; and .
WHERE AS, 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 earning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment; and
WHERE AS, 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
WHERE AS, 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, BE IT, RESOLVED that the City Council of the City of Elk Grove hereby extends its congratulations and asks that all residents join in celebrating Monday, March 4, 2013 as the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor.
SIGNED this 7th day of February, 2013.
Gary Davis, MAYOR
Steven M. Detrick, VICE MAYOR
James Cooper, COUNCIL MEMBER
Patrick Hume, COUNCIL MEMBER
Robert Trigg, COUNCIL MEMBER