POTUS Day Ahead: Rallying with unions
September 5th, 2011
08:06 AM ET

POTUS Day Ahead: Rallying with unions

President Obama will mark Labor Day in Detroit, rallying with a pro-union crowd expected to number well into the thousands.  The speech comes at a fragile time for the president, with unemployment stubbornly standing pat above 9 percent, a new White House economic forecast predicting unemployment will stay above 6 percent until 2017, and an overwhelming belief among Americans that the country is in another recession.

The Labor Day trip also comes three days before the president will outline a new jobs program in front of a joint session of congress.  We'll see if he previews any of that speech today.

Obama's full schedule after the jump:

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