Vice President Joe Biden defended the role of organized labor, saying opponents are mounting a long-term war to attack unions.
“These guys on the right — they know without you there — they call every shot,” Biden told more than 1,000 UAW members and retirees on the final day on its four-day annual political conference here. “You guys are the only guys keeping the barbarians at the gate.”
He criticized right-to-work laws approved in Michigan and Indiana. “Did you ever think you would see a day when right to work would pass in Michigan?” Biden said. “It’s not a right to work.”
He held up a chart that said the fall in unionization had been a factor in the decline in wages.Read Article