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By the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, I do hereby issues this proclamation congratulating

United States Department of Labor Centennial Anniversary March 4, 2013

WHEREAS, over the past 100 years, the United States Department of Labor has continually sought to ensure and improve the safety, health and fairness of the American workplace by fostering, promoting and developing the welfare of wage earners, job seekers and retirees across the country; and

WHEREAS, in partnership with employers, community organizations and institutions of higher learning, the Department works to improve job training, provide lifelong learning opportunities and advance efforts for profitable employment for all citizens. 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, the U.S. Department of Labor has grown to meet the necessities of continually changing working conditions; and

WHEREAS, it is due to the Department's tireless efforts to assure work-related benefits and rights that American citizens can rely on the right to be paid fairly for every hour labored. Veterans can ease into civilian life and workers of all ages can benefit from the services it provides; and

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Labor's commitment and dedication to providing helpful, accessible and supportive services has made an invaluable impact on our country over the past 100 years, and will undoubtedly continue to meet the needs of future works and families with the same insight,foresight and passion it has shown for the past century.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that I, Luke Ravenstahl, as Mayor of the City of Pittsburgh congratulate the United States Department of Labor as it celebrates its 100th year of service to the citizens of the United States. I do hereby declare March 4, 2013, "United< States Department Labor's Centennial Anniversary Day" here in our most livable City of Pittsburgh

Luke Ravenstahl