'A great majority of our members will not vote for President Biden': UAW president makes strange admission after endorsing Biden | Blaze Media


The same day the United Auto Workers union officially endorsed President Joe Biden for re-election, the union president admitted that a “great majority” would not be voting for Biden in the 2024 presidential election.

During his endorsement of Biden, UAW President Shawn Fain said that the autoworkers faced a choice between supporting “someone who stands up with us and supports our cause” in President Biden or “someone who will divide us and fight us every step of the way” in President Trump.

“If our endorsements have to be earned, Joe Biden has earned it,” he added, according to the BBC.

However, the union leader also told Fox News that same day that a “majority” of members would not vote for Biden.

Speaking to host Neil Cavuto on Fox Business, Fain reiterated his belief that Biden is a better representation of his union.

“President Biden stood there with us on the picket line, unlike President Trump in 2019 when GM was on strike for 40 days and he was completely nonexistent. He was silent on the issue,” Fain told the host.

“It’s very clear to us who stands with working-class people in this country and who stands against them,” he added.

However, after Cavuto pointed out that Republican Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush had benefited from the union vote in the past, the UAW president seemed to admit that he didn’t think a majority of his union members would vote to re-elect Biden.

“Many of your own members now, Shawn, are very big Trump supporters. … A good many of them are at Trump rallies and are MAGA enthusiasts; how do you feel about that?” Cavuto asked.

“It’s democracy in action. 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,” Fain stated.

“The majority of our members are going to vote their paychecks, they’re going to vote for an economy that works for them, and they’re going to vote for a president — when you look at these two presidents, the choice is very clear about which one stands up with the working class and stands up for labor and which one stands for the billionaire class, and that’s his base.”

Fain declined to agree with the host that electric vehicles were being pushed by manufacturers despite the automobiles not hitting projected sales numbers. He also stated that the UAW are strong environmentalists.

This, despite auto giant Ford recently cutting production of its electric F-150 Lightning trucks in half.

In 2023, Fain helped the UAW secure a 25% general wage increase and a 150% increase for temporary workers over the life of their new contract. Additionally, the automaker’s starting wage increased by about 68% and its top wage by roughly 33% through the new agreement.

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