Auto Workers union bucks Biden, says White House will have no part in resolving strike
"This battle is not about the president. It's not about the former president or any other person prior to that," Fain went on.
Neither President Joe Biden nor the White House will play any role in resolving the ongoing United Auto Workers strike, union President Shawn Fain declared Monday.
The UAW last week launched targeted strikes at three factories belonging to the Detroit Three automakers, marking the first time the union conducted strikes at each of those companies simultaneously. President Joe Biden has stated that the administration would work with the feuding parties to resolve the strike, though Fain dismissed the prospect during a Monday appearance on MSNBC.
Asked whether the White House would be "key to brokering some sort of agreement," Fain replied "not at all."
"This is our battle," he continued. "Our negotiating teams, you know, are working hard. Our members are out there manning the picket lines and our allies are out there with us."
"This battle is not about the president. It's not about the former president or any other person prior to that," Fain went on. "This battle is about the workers standing up for economic and social justice and getting their fair share because they’re fed up with going backwards."
The Union has demanded pay increases of 36-40%, cost-of-living adjustments, a 32-hour work week, the restoration of pensions, and protections against further job losses.
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