Biden Joins Auto Worker Picket Line In First For US President

  • President Joe Biden made a historic visit on Tuesday by joining the picket line of the United Auto Workers outside Detroit, expressing his support for the workers during their ongoing strike against the nation’s three largest automakers.
  • While visiting a General Motors distribution center, Biden emphasized that workers should receive a more equitable share of the profits generated by Ford Motor Co., General Motors, and Stellantis. This marked a significant moment as it was the first time a sitting president had participated in a picket line alongside striking workers during a labor dispute.
  • In a speech delivered through a bullhorn while wearing a black UAW hat, Biden encouraged the workers to persevere, underscoring their right to a substantial pay increase and improved benefits. He also urged the automakers to step up their efforts to address the workers’ demands and to regain what had been lost.
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