The AFL-CIO live-tweeted President Barack Obama's speech earlier Tuesday at the labor union's annual convention in Pittsburgh.
Before an enthusiastic crowd, President Obama expressed support for the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) and the public health insurance option, two legislative issues the labor movement strongly supports.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) also appeared at the convention, predicting that a labor-friendly version of EFCA would pass before year's end. In a floor speech earlier this year, when he was still a Republican, Specter said he would not support the bill.
Here are some highlights from the live tweet:
Obama: there needs to be a public option! #aflcio09
Obama: I refuse to let America go back to the greed and irresponsibility that caused the economic crisis #aflcio09
Specter: "long past due to have labor law reform" #aflcio09