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Trade Unions in America

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Vice President Joe Biden spoke to members of the United Auto Worker Union, addressing what he called a "war on labor." The issue is relevant to Chattanooga because UAW officials are in the middle of an organizing effort at the Volkswagen plant. Biden also said that right-wing business interests are trying to dismantle labor unions, which is related to growing income inequality in the United States, according to The Huffington Post."This is a concerted, full-throated, well-organized, well-financed, well-thought-out, long-term effort waging a war on labor's house," Biden told The Huffington Post.He also said that President Barack Obama's administration would fight for collective bargaining before the Supreme Court.Look at Harris v. Quinn, the case before the Supreme Court. There’s a hell of a lot at stake. The president and I, through the solicitor general, came in on the side of the unions on the oral arguments and finally had an amicus brief, because we know that collective bargaining is the bedrock of our economy.NOOGA.com