IN HONOR OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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 Oakland, and across the country, 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 for every hour labored; and
WHEREAS,The United States Department of Labor has evolved to meet the changeling 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, and touched people's lives at all stages by allowing parents to take leave and tend to loved ones; by training veterans and young people for the careers of a lifetime; and by 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 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, do I, Jean Quan Mayor of the City of Oakland, ask that all residents of this community join me in celebrating Monday 4, 2013, as the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the Office of the Mayor to be affixed.