Autoworkers on strike received a huge show of support today from the President.
“President Joe Biden walked the picket line with the United Auto Workers outside Detroit, telling them to “stick with it,” in a historic visit Tuesday 12 days into the union’s strike against the nation’s three largest automakers.
Biden, visiting a General Motor redistribution center, said workers deserve more of a share of the profits from Ford Motor Co., General Motors and Stellantis. It marked the first time a sitting president has joined a picket line of workers on strike in the middle of a labor dispute.
“Folks, stick with it because you deserve the significant raise you need and other benefits,” Biden, wearing a black UAW hat, said through a bullhorn as workers cheered. “Let’s get back what we lost, OK? If we can save them, then it’s about time for them to step up for us.”
The visit followed a public invitation from UAW President Shawn Fain to Biden last Friday, as UAW expanded its strike to 38 sites across 20 states. Fain greeted Biden at the Detroit airport and rode with Biden in the president’s limousine to greet striking auto workers.”
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