Labor Day, 2010, 55253-55254 [2010-22704]

Download as PDF 55253 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 174 Thursday, September 9, 2010 Title 3— Proclamation 8555 of September 3, 2010 The President Labor Day, 2010 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Working Americans are the foundation of our Nation’s continued economic success and prosperity. From constructing the first transcontinental railroad to shaping our city skylines, they have built our country and propelled it forward. Through great innovation and perseverance, our labor force has forged America as a land of limitless possibility and a leader in the global marketplace. On Labor Day, we honor the enduring values and immeasurable contributions of working men and women today and throughout our history. As we recognize the contributions of the American workers who have built our country, we must continue to protect their vital role and that of organized labor in our national life. Workers have not always possessed the same rights and benefits many enjoy today. Over time, they have fought for and gained fairer pay, better benefits, and safer work environments. From the factory floors during the Industrial Revolution to the shopping aisles of today’s superstores, organized labor has provided millions of hard-working men and women with a voice in the workplace and an unprecedented path into our strong middle class. By advocating on behalf of our families, labor unions have helped advance the safe and equitable working conditions that every worker deserves. Today, as we emerge from the worst recession since the Great Depression, far too many American workers remain without a job. With every work hour lost and every plant closure and layoff, families and communities struggle to make ends meet and face difficult decisions about how to stay afloat. Yet, in the face of this tremendous challenge, our workers have renewed their commitment to achieving the American dream by training and educating themselves for careers crucial to our long-term competitiveness. To rebuild our economy, my Administration is focusing on job training and investing in industries that cannot be outsourced. By focusing on recovery at home, we are saving or creating millions of jobs in America and supporting the working men and women who will drive our 21st-century economy. More remains to be done, but we have taken important steps forward toward recovery. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD0 American workers have always been ready to roll up their sleeves, clock in, and earn an honest living. That steady determination is why I have confidence in the American economy and confidence that we can overcome the challenges we face. There is no greater example of our country’s resolve and resilience than that of our workers. As we celebrate Labor Day, we honor those who have advanced our Nation’s strength and prosperity— American workers. 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 September 6, 2010, as Labor Day. I call upon all public officials and people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that acknowledge the tremendous contributions of working Americans and their families. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:59 Sep 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 55254 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 174 / Thursday, September 9, 2010 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth. [FR Doc. 2010–22704 Filed 9–8–10; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:59 Sep 08, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\09SED0.SGM 09SED0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD0 Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 174 (Thursday, September 9, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 55253-55254]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-22704]



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The President





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Proclamation 8555--Labor Day, 2010


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 174 / Thursday, September 9, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8555 of September 3, 2010

                
Labor Day, 2010

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Working Americans are the foundation of our Nation's 
                continued economic success and prosperity. From 
                constructing the first transcontinental railroad to 
                shaping our city skylines, they have built our country 
                and propelled it forward. Through great innovation and 
                perseverance, our labor force has forged America as a 
                land of limitless possibility and a leader in the 
                global marketplace. On Labor Day, we honor the enduring 
                values and immeasurable contributions of working men 
                and women today and throughout our history.

                As we recognize the contributions of the American 
                workers who have built our country, we must continue to 
                protect their vital role and that of organized labor in 
                our national life. Workers have not always possessed 
                the same rights and benefits many enjoy today. Over 
                time, they have fought for and gained fairer pay, 
                better benefits, and safer work environments. From the 
                factory floors during the Industrial Revolution to the 
                shopping aisles of today's superstores, organized labor 
                has provided millions of hard-working men and women 
                with a voice in the workplace and an unprecedented path 
                into our strong middle class. By advocating on behalf 
                of our families, labor unions have helped advance the 
                safe and equitable working conditions that every worker 
                deserves.

                Today, as we emerge from the worst recession since the 
                Great Depression, far too many American workers remain 
                without a job. With every work hour lost and every 
                plant closure and layoff, families and communities 
                struggle to make ends meet and face difficult decisions 
                about how to stay afloat. Yet, in the face of this 
                tremendous challenge, our workers have renewed their 
                commitment to achieving the American dream by training 
                and educating themselves for careers crucial to our 
                long-term competitiveness. To rebuild our economy, my 
                Administration is focusing on job training and 
                investing in industries that cannot be outsourced. By 
                focusing on recovery at home, we are saving or creating 
                millions of jobs in America and supporting the working 
                men and women who will drive our 21st-century economy. 
                More remains to be done, but we have taken important 
                steps forward toward recovery.

                American workers have always been ready to roll up 
                their sleeves, clock in, and earn an honest living. 
                That steady determination is why I have confidence in 
                the American economy and confidence that we can 
                overcome the challenges we face. There is no greater 
                example of our country's resolve and resilience than 
                that of our workers. As we celebrate Labor Day, we 
                honor those who have advanced our Nation's strength and 
                prosperity--American workers.

                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 September 6, 2010, as 
                Labor Day. I call upon all public officials and people 
                of the United States to observe this day with 
                appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities that 
                acknowledge the tremendous contributions of working 
                Americans and their families.

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

[FR Doc. 2010-22704
Filed 9-8-10; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P