UAW president says union is ‘not afraid’ of Biden’s EV mandate: Supports ‘working class issues’

United Auto Workers union President Shawn Fain shrugged off any worries about President Joe Biden’s push for electric vehicle mandates.

Fain appeared on Face the Nation Sunday to react to a Ford Motor Company estimation that EVs will require 40% less labor to manufacture. According to the UAW president, the union is confident about its ability to bargain a fair contract no matter what the future holds, thanks to support from Biden and acting Secretary of Labor Julie Su.

“The UAW has been at the front of environmental and working-class issues. The biggest thing to us, no matter which way we go in this, we’re going to have security for our members and for the working class people,” Fain said. “We’re not afraid of where we’re headed.”

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