DETROIT (AP) -- Barack Obama is assuring union members this Labor Day that he's "a labor guy."
At a morning rally in Detroit, he told supporters, "It's important to have a president that doesn't choke on the word 'union."'
Later, Obama met with a plumbers and pipefitters local in Monroe, Michigan.
Then he headed home to Chicago to monitor Hurricane Gustav.
Obama says today is a day "to come together as Americans and send our thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters who are concerned about their loved ones and their homes."
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.