Sep 15, 2023

UAW strike: Biden says striking car workers deserve 'fair share'

US President Joe Biden has sided with workers who have gone on strike in a pay dispute with three of America's biggest car-makers. His relations have been strained at times, including last year, when he signed a bill to block a strike by US rail workers. The UAW in May said it would not endorse his re-election campaign, citing concerns that government subsidies for firms working on electric vehicles had not been accompanied by commitments to workers. Outside of the Ford plant involved in the strike in Michigan, workers chanting 'No deals, no wheels', were greeted with honks of support by passing trucks. Speaking to reporters as the strike was declared, UAW president Shawn Fain said the union was ready for a fight: "We're going to be out here until we get our share of economic justice."

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