It was announced today that the UAW has decided to back Joe Biden for election.
And yet, their President Shawn Fain admits something about most of the workers that shows that his decision is really pointless.
But first the story, reported by MSN:
The United Auto Workers union is endorsing President Joe Biden for reelection this year, UAW President Shawn Fain announced Wednesday at a union conference in Washington, D.C.
“Today, I’m proud to stand up here with your International Executive Board and announce that the UAW is endorsing Joe Biden for President of the United States,” Fain said. “We will reelect Joe Biden.”
The union’s endorsement of a Democratic presidential candidate shouldn’t be surprising; however, it comes after months of apparent resistance by Fain, who said politicians, including Biden, would have to earn UAW endorsements.
“Look, I kept my commitment to be the most pro-union president ever,” Biden said following the endorsement announcement. “Let me just say I’m honored to have your back and you have mine. That’s the deal.”
It also comes on the heels of the New Hampshire primary, in which former President Donald Trump defeated former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
“This November, we can stand up and elect someone who stands with us and supports our cause, or we can elect someone who will divide us and fight us every step of the way,” Fain said before the endorsement. “That’s what this choice is about.”
The endorsement is crucial for any candidate looking to secure the battleground state of Michigan, because of the UAW’s potential influence there. The Detroit-based union has more than 400,000 active members and more than 580,000 retired members, many of which reside in the state.
Despite that endorsement, the head of the UAW union had to admit this:
UAW Union Boss and Never Trumper just conceded that most members of the United Auto Workers union will vote for President Trump because he’s much better for the economy than Joe Biden.pic.twitter.com/GpAE5lgCz7
— Paul A. Szypula 🇺🇸 (@Bubblebathgirl) January 24, 2024
“I know there’s some people that want to ignore this election,” Fain said. “They don’t want to have anything to do with politics. Other people want to argue endlessly about the latest headline or scandal or stupid quote. Elections aren’t about just taking your best friend for the job or the candidate who makes you feel good. Elections are about power.”
The backing of the Michigan-based UAW, with more than 400,000 members, could give Biden an edge in a key battleground state that has helped determine the last two political elections. He won Michigan by about 150,000 votes in 2020; Trump won it by about 10,000 votes four years earlier.
Remember that classic moment when Biden declared, “I don’t work for you!”
It was back in 2019.
And in case anyone forgot, Biden said that to a UAW worker:
Today, Biden will address the United Auto Workers in a desperate attempt to shore up his hemorrhaging support.
Hopefully he doesn't threaten them, like he did in 2019 when he told an auto worker he was "full of sh-t." pic.twitter.com/jx2eITWPtQ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 24, 2024
Apparently they have a long history with supporting Biden.
That’s too bad.