n a Labor Day address to more than 10,000 union members and their families in Milwaukee, President Obama announced a massive new job-creating road, rail, runway and air traffic control rebuilding project. Speaking to the Milwaukee Area Labor Councils annual LaborFest celebration, Obama said it was the great American middle class that made our economy the envy of the world. Its got to be that way again. It was folks like you, after all, who forged that middle class. It was working men and women who made the twentieth century the American century. It was the labor movement that helped secure so much of what we take for granted today the 40-hour work week, the minimum wage, family leave, health insurance, Social Security, Medicare, retirement plans, those cornerstones of middle class security that all bear the union label. Joining Obama at the lakefront festivities, were AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Labor Council Secretary Shelia Cochran and Wisconsin AFL-CIO President David Newby. Trumka told the crowd Working women and men in Milwaukeeand all across our countrymade America Number 1 in the world. Now its time for America to make working people No.1!. Its time for JOBS. For economic patriotism. I want to see the words Made in America againbecause its time to start exporting the things we make, instead of jobs! AFL-CIO NOW BLOG | Obama Unveils Huge Infrastructure/Jobs Program at Milwaukee’s LaborFest last time I was in a union I was making $3.40 an hour and 5 cents of that was cleaning my uniform at home. the union toke a days pay one week a mouth so I worked 5 day and got paid for 4 days. So why do you want to be in a union?