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UAW Endorses Joe Biden for 2024 Despite President’s Refusal to Call for Gaza Ceasefire

HeadlineJan 25, 2024

In labor news, the United Auto Workers union has endorsed Joe Biden for president. Biden addressed autoworkers during a labor conference in Washington on Wednesday. Biden’s speech was interrupted when members of the UAW stood up and called for him to support a ceasefire in Gaza.

President Joe Biden: “An aircraft carrier, an automobile, a tanker, a staircase — no matter what that was, it should be built” —

Protesting UAW members: [inaudible]

UAW members: ”UAW! UAW! UAW!”

The endorsement comes even though UAW has publicly called for a ceasefire while Biden refuses to, leading some members to oppose the endorsement. UAW President Shawn Fain also spoke Wednesday and thanked the president for joining striking autoworkers on the picket line during the union’s recent standup strike against the Big 3. Fain used part of his speech to blast Biden’s likely challenger, Donald Trump.

Shawn Fain: “Donald trump is a scab! Donald Trump is a billionaire, and that’s who he represents!”

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