President Obama is spending part of Labor Day in Milwaukee. The President had the thousands in attendance at Laborfest on their feet with a passionate speech about his vision for middle class workers.

"Most of the policies I'm talking about have two things in common, they're going to help more working families get ahead and the Republicans who run our Congress oppose almost all of them," Obama said. 

The president also made a push for raising the federal minimum wage, saying that if Republicans gain control of Congress after November's elections, they will hurt the chances for an increase.

Obama said the auto industry has been restored and praised union leaders, saying there are more jobs being created and more affordable health care for more Americans.