So much for Biden saying he would be the most pro-union president in American history.
United Auto Workers (UAW) President Shawn Fain said the Detroit-based union is not yet endorsing President Joe Biden for a second term, citing concerns about electric vehicle policies.
In a letter to members seen by Reuters on Wednesday, Fain noted several national unions were quick to endorse Biden but the UAW is not yet doing so.
“The federal government is pouring billions into the electric vehicle transition, with no strings attached and no commitment to workers. The EV transition is at serious risk of becoming a race to the bottom. We want to see national leadership have our back on this before we make any commitments,” Fain said.
So far, it seems that Biden doesn’t really have to worry. But if Trump is not the GOP nominee, the UAW’s endorsement could be in play. There is surely plenty of time for Biden to clinch the support of unions and other key, left constituencies to back him for his 2024 run.
But the UAW’s new president, Shawn Fein, complained recently that their organization’s members are taken for granted. With Biden’s approval ratings way down and a recent NBC News poll indicating a majority of Americans not supporting his seeking a second term, coupled with this news, Biden could really be in trouble come Election Day next year if this trend persists.
Maybe UAW members should learn to solar.
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