Presidential Labor Day Remarks in Philadelphia
President Biden gave Labor Day remarks to the Sheet Metal Workers' Local 19 in Philadelphia. He touted his administration’s worker and union policies, which include a recent Department of Labor rule change proposal that would expand the number of workers eligible for overtime by raising from $35,000 to $55,000 the minimum annual salary for overtime-exempt employees. The president spoke of the value to the economy of middle-class workers, stating that unions built the middle class and the middle class built the economy. He also poked at former President Trump, repeatedly calling him “the last guy": "When the last guy was here, you were shipping jobs to China. Now we’re bringing them home from China,” and saying that Mr. Trump was “a great real estate builder, the last guy - who really didn’t build a damn thing.” close
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