Biden picks up coveted UAW endorsement despite Trump courtship

The United Auto Workers labor union has endorsed President Joe Biden despite former President Donald Trump‘s courting of the organization’s support.

UAW President Shawn Fain announced his organization’s sought-after endorsement during his group’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, underscoring Biden’s record of standing with auto workers, dating back to the industry’s 2008-2010 crisis.

“Donald Trump is a scab. Trump is a billionaire and that’s who he represents,” Fain said. “This choice is clear. Joe Biden bet on the American worker. Donald Trump blamed the American worker.”

Biden, who describes himself as the country’s most pro-union president, became the first commander in chief to participate in a picket line when the UAW last fall organized the first coordinated strike against the so-called Big Three automakers, General Motors, the Ford Motor Company, and Stellantis. The UAW was the last remaining major union
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