Vice President Joe Biden celebrates Labor Day, telling a Pittsburgh crowd there wouldn't be a ''single basic right out there'' were it not for the work of labor unions. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Vice President Joe Biden celebrated Labor Day on Monday (September 7) by visiting a rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he praised labor unions for achieving what he said were basic rights, such as the 40-hour work week and sick leave. "There wouldn't be a single basic right out there were it not for anyone working but for labor," Biden said. "You built the middle class." Biden, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, is popular among national labor unions and could get their support should the vice president enter the race. A new NBC News/Marist Poll showed support for Biden, who has yet to decide whether to run after the death of his son Beau in May, at 16 percent.