A top union boss conceded an important caveat that undercut his union’s endorsement of President Joe Biden.
United Auto Workers (UAW) president Shawn Fain told Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto on the Jan. 24 edition of Your World with Neil Cavuto that union members would “vote with their paychecks” and that most of them would not vote for Biden. “Look, let me be clear about this: a great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden. Yes, some will. But that's the reality of this: The majority of our members are gonna vote their paychecks. They're going to vote for an economy that works for them,” Fain said. This follows UAW announcing its endorsement of Biden the same day, in which Fain smeared former President Donald Trump as a “scab.” Apparently, the workers he represents are not exactly on the same page.
Fain gave this shocking answer after Cavuto asked him about “very big Trump supporters” among the UAW membership. “A good many of them are at Trump rallies and MAGA enthusiasts. How do you feel about that?” Cavuto asked.
Despite this, Fain defended his union’s endorsement of Biden and repeatedly attacked Trump. Fain said that the former president had never “stood for the American worker” at any point in “history.” Fain added, “He stands against everything that we stand for.”
Earlier in the interview, Cavuto asked Fain about an enormous looming challenge to the auto industry as it pertains to Biden’s obsession with pushing electric vehicles onto the market.
“You know far better than I, that [Biden] been a big proponent for EV, electric vehicles, many automakers have said this is sort of been the bane of their existence that the market just isn't there to support what they call the heavy hand of government to force the issue,” Cavuto said.
Cavuto referenced struggles at Tesla as an example. “Tesla's shares are falling after the car maker forecast slower growth because of weak–EV sales or weaker than expected. Do you think that's a problem for the automakers? You scored this historic and very generous labor package for your members. It's imperiled by this industry push for EVs.”
Fain gave a ridiculous answer that sounded like a public relations push from the Biden White House press office:
“Look, we have to have an environment where we can all live and we can breathe clean air and have clean water. The UAW has always led the way on environmental concerns going back to our founding and wherever the industry goes, we’re gonna be a part of it. Our workers are gonna be part of it. We’re gonna fight for those jobs and we're going to fight for it to be a just transition where it pays good wages, good benefits so that people can afford to live off that job.”
It is unclear how good wages and good benefits will be maintained in an environment where the Biden Administration mandates automakers sell 50% electric vehicles to a public that clearly doesn’t want them.
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