90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women's Bureau, 2010, 34305-34306 [2010-14724]

Download as PDF 34305 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 115 Wednesday, June 16, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8533 of June 10, 2010 The President 90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Throughout our history, American women have played a vital role in the growth and vitality of our Nation’s economy. They have tirelessly balanced responsibilities to work, family, and community, strengthening our economic leadership and enriching our national life. Today, there are more women in America’s workforce than ever before, yet they still face significant obstacles to equal economic opportunity and advancement. Recognizing the challenges women confronted in the workforce, the Congress established the Women’s Bureau in the Department of Labor on June 5, 1920, 2 months before women gained the right to vote. For the past 90 years, the Women’s Bureau has been a champion for working women nationwide through its commitment to advancing employment opportunities, improving their working conditions, and helping them achieve economic security. As women surged into the labor force, the Women’s Bureau tackled the barriers to their economic advancement. Early in its history, the Women’s Bureau advocated for the successful inclusion of women under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, establishing minimum wages and maximum working hours. The Bureau also played an instrumental role in the passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. And the first law that I signed as President— the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act—builds upon these vital protections to ensure people subjected to discrimination have better access to a remedy. Equal economic opportunity and wage parity are not simply women’s issues—they are American issues. As a Nation, we must recommit to the enduring vision of the Women’s Bureau and work to support all wageearning women. With the hard-fought progress of the past as a foundation, we can build a better and brighter tomorrow, one in which our daughters have an equal right and opportunity to pursue the American Dream. sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 11, 2010, as the 90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women’s Bureau. I call upon all Americans to observe this anniversary with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that honor the Bureau’s history, accomplishments, and contributions to working women. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:51 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JND0.SGM 16JND0 34306 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2010–14724 Filed 6–15–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Jun 15, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\16JND0.SGM 16JND0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> sroberts on DSKD5P82C1PROD with RULES Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 115 (Wednesday, June 16, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-14724]



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The President





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Proclamation 8533--90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women's 
Bureau, 2010



Proclamation 8534--King Kamehameha Day, 2010



Proclamation 8535--Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2010



Proclamation 8536--To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement With 
Respect to Costa Rica, and for Other Purposes



Notice of June 14, 2010--Continuation of the National Emergency With 
Respect to North Korea


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 115 / Wednesday, June 16, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8533 of June 10, 2010

                
90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor 
                Women's Bureau, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Throughout our history, American women have played a 
                vital role in the growth and vitality of our Nation's 
                economy. They have tirelessly balanced responsibilities 
                to work, family, and community, strengthening our 
                economic leadership and enriching our national life. 
                Today, there are more women in America's workforce than 
                ever before, yet they still face significant obstacles 
                to equal economic opportunity and advancement.

                Recognizing the challenges women confronted in the 
                workforce, the Congress established the Women's Bureau 
                in the Department of Labor on June 5, 1920, 2 months 
                before women gained the right to vote. For the past 90 
                years, the Women's Bureau has been a champion for 
                working women nationwide through its commitment to 
                advancing employment opportunities, improving their 
                working conditions, and helping them achieve economic 
                security.

                As women surged into the labor force, the Women's 
                Bureau tackled the barriers to their economic 
                advancement. Early in its history, the Women's Bureau 
                advocated for the successful inclusion of women under 
                the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, establishing 
                minimum wages and maximum working hours. The Bureau 
                also played an instrumental role in the passage of the 
                Equal Pay Act of 1963. And the first law that I signed 
                as President--the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration 
                Act--builds upon these vital protections to ensure 
                people subjected to discrimination have better access 
                to a remedy.

                Equal economic opportunity and wage parity are not 
                simply women's issues--they are American issues. As a 
                Nation, we must recommit to the enduring vision of the 
                Women's Bureau and work to support all wage-earning 
                women. With the hard-fought progress of the past as a 
                foundation, we can build a better and brighter 
                tomorrow, one in which our daughters have an equal 
                right and opportunity to pursue the American Dream.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 11, 2010, as the 
                90th Anniversary of the Department of Labor Women's 
                Bureau. I call upon all Americans to observe this 
                anniversary with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities that honor the Bureau's history, 
                accomplishments, and contributions to working women.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                tenth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand 
                ten, and of the Independence of the United States of 
                America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2010-14724
Filed 6-15-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P