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Sun Jan 28, 2024, 07:14 PM Jan 28

UAW chief Shawn Fain explains why the union endorsed Biden over Trump [View all]

Source: CBS News

January 28, 2024 / 12:56 PM EST

Washington — United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain, who announced the group's endorsement of President Biden for reelection last week, explained why the union endorsed Mr. Biden, noting a "very clear difference" between him and former President Donald Trump.

"One of them, President Biden, has always been on the American worker and stood with the American worker and he proved that during this presidency," Fain told "Face the Nation" on Sunday. "For the first time in U.S. history, we had a sitting president join striking workers on the picket line."

With the UAW endorsement on Wednesday, Mr. Biden earned the backing of the 400,000-member union, which marked a critical step in his reelection bid as he seeks to gain support from working class Americans. He cited Mr. Biden's support during the UAW's strike last fall as evidence of his priorities.

"I believe the overwhelming majority of UAW members and working class people, when the facts and the truth are put in front of them, will support Joe Biden for president," Fain said. "That's why we made this decision." The UAW president contrasted the president and former president, saying that while "Joe Biden has a history of serving others" and the working class, "Donald Trump has a history of serving himself and standing for the billionaire class."

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/shawn-fain-united-auto-workers-uaw-biden-endorsement-face-the-nation/

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Building a strong base. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 28 #1
I'm part of AFSCME and we have plenty of Trumpanzees in our ranks Kennah Jan 28 #2
Weird, enjoying the benefits while supporting the anti-Union Party. OAITW r.2.0 Jan 28 #3
Yeah, I do NOT get it Kennah Jan 28 #6
we have them in the cwa Fullduplexxx Jan 28 #8
UAW does too. Maybe about 30% LiberalFighter Jan 28 #15
Although the national tends to support Democrats BumRushDaShow Jan 28 #5
I listened to his speech real time and Biden's afterwards rainy Jan 28 #4
When was the last time the UAW endorsed a Republican? WarGamer Jan 28 #7
It's not so much the national levels BumRushDaShow Jan 28 #9
With the UAW the endorsements are determined by the County or Area UAW CAP Councils. LiberalFighter Jan 28 #14
That's how it normally happens with other nationals BumRushDaShow Jan 29 #18
Shortly after I hired in at the company the County CAP Council endorsed a Republican for County Sheriff. LiberalFighter Jan 28 #13
Uaw endorsement Quiet man Jan 29 #16
The history of labor/unions should be taught in schools. demosincebirth Jan 28 #10
Why in hell aren't they talking about trump?? Talk about his record! mpcamb Jan 28 #11
There are about an additional 500,000 retirees part of the group. LiberalFighter Jan 28 #12
Why does he have to explain? demosincebirth Jan 29 #17
Fort Bend AFT (AFL-CIO Local 6198) Proudly supports Biden! CapnSteve Jan 29 #19
Well, yeah. It doesn't seem like a difficult choice. It's between a compassionate man who actually catbyte Jan 29 #20
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