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Unions like yours that helped support.
The basic bargain of this country.
The bargain the -- the greatest middle class and the most prosperous country.
And most prosperous economy of the world has ever known.
And so that was present Obama talking of the key swing state of Ohio about labor unions and unions in the audience they have not been happy.
-- Democrats picking Charlotte for this convention.
In 2008 unions donated eight point six million dollars to the convention in Denver it is far less this time around.
Senator Chris -- Democrat of Delaware senator good morning thank you for your time.
Good morning -- Wladimir went.
How -- Democrats repair this strained relationship with union some -- -- your biggest supporters senator.
Well bill I think organized labor's strongly supporting President Obama and Vice President Biden.
It was rich trumka the president of the AFL CIO who was campaigning yesterday with President Obama.
In Toledo Ohio and I marched in the Labor Day parade in Wilmington Delaware yesterday with our senior senator Tom Carper congressman John Carney.
And the president of RFL CIO Sam -- them.
Wrapped his arm around us and say we love you guys you fight for the middle class just as you heard President Obama say.
It is organized labor that has been a strong supporter of president Obama's vision for Spanish health care -- -- safe workplace and for growing manufacturing in this country.
Anybody you -- a lot of -- they support yeah.
A lot of them skip Charlotte not look look at the numbers in donations between Denver no way now in 2012.
AFL CIO give a 100000 dollars to the DNC that.
And Charlotte this year in 20120.
Laborers international union of North America 2008 Denver one point five million dollars Charlotte this year 20120.
International brotherhood of electrical workers Denver.
DNC four years ago a million dollars this year in Charlotte zero clearly there is a -- there senator.
Oh that's right no you're right there is unhappiness over the selection of a city.
That is not organized there is some of the lowest union membership here in Charlotte.
I've been in state and North Carolina have any major state America.
But there was a strategic decision made to compete in North Carolina -- Barack Obama running for president in 2008 won the state of North Carolina won the neighboring state of Virginia.
And I think his message of fighting for the middle class and of fighting for better working conditions will resonate here in Charlotte one of my hopes is that after this convention.
There will be real conversations amongst those who are in the service union service -- -- sector here in Charlotte about.
How -- their lives be different if they worked at a unionized hotel.
Just walking down the street here last night I ran into four of the union organizers from the SE -- U who had successfully organized the folks.
Who clean offices in Wilmington at night there's a lot of union organizers here in town this event is very simple and it may have a lasting impact on Charlotte Woolsey.
Those people have jobs but in this county alone Mecklenburg County you're -- 10%.
Statewide it's nine point 6% how tougher the sell is that.
When it comes the jobs in the economy and that that via the democratic message this week senator.
Well -- the main focus you'll hear from our nominee from Barack Obama our president and Joseph Biden Delaware's own Joseph Biden our vice president.
Is a relentless focus on middle class high quality jobs on expanding access to health care and making our financial system more fair and transparent.
And on fighting for the very things that have made the American middle class so strong in the past.
That's a message that resonates.
With folks who are looking for work folks who are looking for better work and folks who are looking to hang on to jobs they have and similar -- you learn irons were great families of private sector -- And some of those union workers saying the Keystone Pipeline was a great example for how you could create good union jobs.
I have ten seconds left for -- the last word.
In my home state of Delaware we came together and fought hard to reopen an oil refinery to restore hundreds of union jobs.
In general the platform of the Democratic Party is strongly embraced by organized labor because it is about fighting for our middle class.
Senator thank you we'll see if throughout the week Chris -- with -- here today thank you sir.
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