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Biden Echoes Moore and Turns up the Heat

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posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:45 PM

Vice President Biden Fires Up Union Activists: Organized Labor Keeps 'Barbarians From The Gate'


WASHINGTON -- Vice President Biden gave the Obama administration's most forceful statement of solidarity with organized labor in its current battles around the nation on Thursday, encouraging thousands of activists to continue fighting for workers' rights.

"You guys built the middle class," said Biden in a virtual town hall conversation hosted by the AFL-CIO. "I would just emphasize what Hilda [Solis] said and say it slightly different: We don't see the value of collective bargaining, we see the absolute positive necessity of collective bargaining. Let's get something straight: The only people who have the capacity -- organizational capacity and muscle -- to keep, as they say, the barbarians from the gate, is organized labor. And make no mistake about it, the guys on the other team get it. They know if they cripple labor, the gate is open, man. The gate is wide open. And we know that too."

Wow.....lets hope this posture translates into firm support and results.
edit on 17-3-2011 by Connector because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 08:58 PM
I hope more people realize that this isn't just about the collective bargaining rights about public employees but it's about unions in general. Once Republicans and conservatives get this victory, if they succeed, than they'll go after unions in the private sector.

posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 09:02 PM
Nice and true.

Another source Here

posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 09:04 PM
reply to post by Connector

Biden sure has his awesome moments.

posted on Mar, 17 2011 @ 11:41 PM
reply to post by Frankidealist35

It's not just a "union" / labor" issue now.. the housing bubble screwed up the market in this sector( i.e the middle class), this will be a potential fatal blow to the masses in the US. Remember CORPORATIONS are now people....with a BIGGER voice then you.

reply to post by Vio1ion

Thanks for the link and verification. I wonder if Biden went "off script" on this one....

reply to post by Cuervo

LOL! Good and bad...hopefully this is one of the good ones.

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