Friday, March 18, 2011

‘We Need Collective Bargaining’ {UpDated}

Was hoping that they would have archived this discussion, by phone and streamed last night at 6pm est, but don't see that they did, this is a short breakdown of what was said. Biden was on fire tellin it like it is!

Biden, Solis Tell Workers: ‘We Need Collective Bargaining’

Mar 17, 2011 - Tens of thousands of working people under attack from Republican governors in 12 states received some high-level support and encouragement today. In a virtual town hall meeting this evening, Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis told the workers the Obama administration will stand with them and will stay with them to make sure their rights are protected.

Joined by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka in the call, the Vice President opened with a quote from President Obama saying that “We can’t have a strong middle class without unions.” Then Vice President Biden added:

"You built the middle class. This fight is not about wages or benefits; it’s about trying to break unions. We absolutely, positively need collective bargaining."


They did catch the audio: Vice President Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate' (AUDIO)

The whole discussion should have been taped Solis made some good comments as well and more!!

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