"You provide the safe neighborhoods, you provide the good schools, you provide the hospitals. We owe you!" Biden declared.
Labor won one, lost one, and had one key issue still up in the air in the latest action in the Republican-run Michigan legislature.
Many of the janitors employed by big corporations such as Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell, Penzoil, Centerpoint Energy, and Reliant, do not make enough to provide food for their families.
It was the largest labor union of its time and one of the first industrial unions in the United States.
"We're not going anyplace, we're still here and we're going to be loud and proud at our protests!"
Over 500 Unite Here members, brothers and sisters from other unions, and community allies rallied June 13 outside Orlando's only union hotel.
With Chicago teachers facing a hostile mayor and Chicago Board of Education in negotiations for a new contract, 90% of teachers union members have voted to authorize a strike.
None of the 40,000 workers at any Sands casino are unionized.
A dozen or so Republicans signaled their leadership that they wanted no part of the anti-union agenda.
The nation's union presidents emphasized the positive impact of mobilizing union members nationwide for politics after the bitterly contested Wisconsin recall election.