In the past days, Joe Biden verbally expressed his support to the members of United States Automotive, Aircraft and Agricultural Workers Union (UAW) in their fight for better wages and other parts from Ford, General Motors and Stellantis.
So the president of the United States traveled to Detroit, to meet these workers and support them in a fight he described as fair; argued that it was impossible for the big three in Detroit to earn record profits and not share them with the entire workforce.
Biden was received at the Detroit airport by the president of the UAW, Shawn Fain, with whom he spoke and then they headed to General Motors Parts Distribution Center in Belleville one of the sites participating in the strike, which broke out on the evening of September 15, as part of the UAW’s pressure efforts, particularly against GM and Stellar manufacturers that negotiations are not progressing.
With a megaphone in hand and wearing a UAW cap, the president declared: “Wall Street didn’t build this country, the middle class did and the unions built the middle class, that’s a fact“.
also congratulated the workers for starring in a historic moment in labor struggles, to later shake hands with protesters, talk to them and take a few photos.
Biden’s visit, the first of a sitting president in a strike, ended after 1:00 pm local time, to return to the Detroit airport and go to California.