Joe Biden is First U.S. President to Walk Picket Line

President Joe Biden walked the picket line with members of the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) at General Motors’ Willow Run parts center near Detroit, becoming the first U.S. president to join a labor union on strike.

UAW President Shawn Fain railed against the billionaire class. “They think they own the world,” he said. “But we make it run” and “our president has chosen to stand up with workers in our fight for economic and social justice.”

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler said, “President Biden is demonstrating once again that he is the most pro-union president in history. Working people know he has our backs every day and that he understands that UAW members’ fight for a fair contract is deeply connected to the struggle over the soul of our country. We stand with President Biden, the UAW and workers across the country who are sick and tired of getting the short end of the stick. Together, we’re organized to fight back against the corporate CEOs who have rigged the system against working people for far too long.”