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March 4, 2013

WHEREAS, Over 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 continues its efforts to make the American workplace a fair, safe, and healthy environment for everyone; and

WHEREAS, working families in the city of Sacramento, and across the country and the world have benefitted from the United States Department of Labor's efforts to ensure 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 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 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

WHEREAS, the immeasurable 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 BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kevin Johnson, Mayor of the City of Sacramento, do hereby proclaim Monday, March 4, 2013 as the Centennial Anniversary of the United States Department of Labor and ask that all residents join me in celebrating this momentous occasions.

ISSUED: This 11th Day of February, 2013

Kevin Johnson