Biden says he’s most pro-union president ever. But his policies hurt striking UAW workers.
This article originally appeared in USA Today on October 2, 2023.
The historic United Auto Workers strike against the Big Three automakers shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.
It is no wonder that UAW members are nervous about their future. To start, they have a president who claims to be the most pro-union in history but has implemented policies that hurt workers’ paychecks and will lead to the loss of thousands of auto manufacturing jobs.
Under their current contract, UAW members’ pay has risen by 6% since 2019. Yet, inflation has pushed up prices by 17% since the start of the Biden administration in 2021. The cost of everything from groceries to gas has skyrocketed, and UAW members − like many Americans − are struggling to make ends meet.
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