2011 : President Barack Obama Participates in Detroit’s Labor Day Celebration

September 5, 2018 all-day

In his strongest words of support for organized labor, President Barack Obama told a riverfront crowd of thousands Monday in Detroit: “As long as I’m in the White House, I’m going to stand up for collective bargaining.”

For the full article, see Kathleen Gray, Chrissie Thompson, and Naomi R. Patton, “Obama tells Detroit: I’ll defend union rights”, Detroit Free Press, September 6, 2011.

Robert Snell and Marisa Schultz, “Obama in Detroit: Time to rebuild”, Detroit News, September 6, 2011.

Bill Loomis, “‘Holiday for labor’ an early tradition in Detroit”, Detroit News Michigan History Blog, September 1, 2013.

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