Biden told the crowd he is “the most pro-union president,” a claim he’s made several times before. He further touted his Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which he said created numerous high paying union jobs. The president also said his plans for clean energy and high speed rail will bring in additional union jobs.
Each of these statements elicited cheers from the crowd at Pearson Community Center, which featured a significant union presence, including members of the Laborers’ International Union of North America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, and United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America.
“The union’s definitely for Biden,” one attendee, Mayo Sanchez, said. A member of LIUNA, Sanchez was donned in orange alongside