WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden tells union leaders the best way to rebuild the middle class is to help labor unions grow.
Biden says the White House is committed to passing a bill that would make it easier for workers to form unions.
The Employee Free Choice Act is organized labor's top priority this year, but business groups are adamantly opposed. Senate lawmakers are working on a compromise version of the measure they hope can garner 60 votes to overcome an expected GOP filibuster.
Biden made his remarks at a conference of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which has about 1.6 million members.