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WHEREAS, for 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 it has sought to make the American workplace safer, healthier and more fair for everyone; and

WHEREAS, working families in the City of Pasadena, across the country and around the world have benefitted from the Department's efforts to assure work- related benefits and rights, including the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored; and

WHEREAS, the Department has evolved to meet the changing needs of the 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 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 careers of a lifetime; and guaranteeing the pensions of retired workers;

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Labor is celebrating its centennial on March 4, 2013; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bill Bogaard, Mayor of the City of Pasadena, on behalf of the City Council, do hereby commend the


upon its centennial and strongly support its ongoing mission to address tomorrow's conditions and the needs of future workers with the same insight, foresight and passion it has shown during the past 100 years.

Bill Bogaard
Mayor of the City of Pasadena