The UAW automobile union offers its support to Joe Biden and asks to vote for him

Shawn Fain, president of the union, offered a speech in support of the current president despite his promotion of the electric vehicle.

The United Auto Workers (UAW) union, which staged a strike this summer and paralyzed the production of the three motor giants, announced this Wednesday its support for Joe Biden in the elections.

During a conference held in Washington DC, in the company of President Biden, the union president announced the union's decision to support the Democrat, in the same way it did in the 2020 elections, a traditional position for the union.

Throughout his speech, Fain showered praise on President Biden, whom he credited with supporting auto workers during their 2023 strike. "He heard the call, he got up and showed up," Fain said of Biden, who appeared in Michigan this summer and symbolically joined workers' pickets.

"This election is clear. Joe Biden went for the American worker while Donald Trump blamed the American worker. We need to know who will sit in the most powerful seat in the world and help us win as a united working class," he added. "So if our support has to be earned, Joe Biden has earned it," he concluded.

On the other hand, Fain attacked Donald Trump for his criticism of the AUW leadership, whom he accused of selling out to auto workers. In September, the leader in the Republican primary polls maintained in an interview that "automobile workers won't have jobs, Kristen, because all these cars are going to be made in China. Electric cars, automatically, are going to be made in China."

Biden promotes electric

“Donald Trump is a scab,” Fain continued. "Donald Trump is a billionaire, and that's what he represents," Fain continued of the former Republican president. Fain's harsh comments are surprising given that Donald Trump also visited the auto workers' picket lines to show his support for the strike.

Even more surprising is Fain's support for Biden due to the Democratic Administration's electric vehicle promotion policy, which endangers American jobs in states that heavily depend on the motor industry. The Hill recalls how, in a message published in May 2023, Fain made comments about how federal financing for electricity put the North American industry at risk.