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In Recognition of the
Centennial Anniversary of the U.S. Department of Labor

WHEREAS, for the past 100 years, the U.S. Department of Labor has fostered, promoted and developed the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees and sought to make the workplace safer, healthier and fairer for everyone; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Labor has worked to ensure that working families in the great state of Hawaii
and across the country receive work-related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour
labored; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. 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 U.S. 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 U.S. Department of Labor has successfully partnered with Hawai'i-based US Vets and the Hawaii
Disability Rights Center in order to ensure that the needs of future workers will be protected with the same insight,
foresight and passion it has shown for the past century;

THEREFORE I, NEIL ABERCROMBIE, Governor, and I, SHAN S. TSUTSUI, Lieutenant Governor of the State of
do hereby proclaim March 4, 2013, as


in Hawaii and ask the people of the Aloha State to join us recognizing and participating in its observance.
DONE at the State Capitol, in the Executive Chambers, Honolulu, State of Hawaii, this eleventh of February

Neil Abercrombie
Governor, State of Hawaii

Shan S. Tsutsui
Lt. Governo, State of Hawaii