The primary cycle hasn’t fully begun just yet, but polling indicates that two candidates will be standing when the dust settles, Donald Trump and Joe Biden. This week, both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump traded verbal blows over what may be an inflection point for the upcoming presidential race — the United Auto Workers (UAW) strike.
The ongoing UAW strike began on Friday, September 15 just after midnight. In short, the union has taken issue with several major companies, including Ford and General Motors, regarding career security, pensions and pay increases. Negotiations for a new contract for UAW members are expected to resume on Saturday, September 16.
As it pertains to the political sphere, the UAW has elected not to endorse Trump. However, the union has also refrained from endorsing the President until their concerns regarding the transition to more all-electric vehicles are addressed. In response, President Joe Biden has said that a transition to electric vehicles should be “fair and a win-win for auto workers and auto companies.”
“Stand strong against Biden’s vicious attack on American labor and American auto workers. … And if you want more jobs, higher wages and soaring pensions, vote for President Trump and have your leaders endorse me,” former President Donald Trump said on Wednesday.
“Donald Trump will say literally anything to distract from his long record of breaking promises and failing America’s workers. Under Trump, autoworkers shuttered their doors and sent American jobs overseas,” Biden-Harris 2024 spokesperson Ammar Moussa told The Hill.