Mike Pence says UAW strik­ers are ‘right­ly’ push­ing back against Big Three

Pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Mike Pence expressed his sup­port for the Unit­ed Auto Work­ers in light of the increas­ing cost of liv­ing.
Pence appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sun­day — the third day of the auto work­ers union strike against the Big Three in Detroit, Michi­gan, which are Gen­er­al Motors, Stel­lan­tis, and Ford. The for­mer vice pres­i­dent said he agreed with the major­i­ty of Amer­i­cans in sup­port­ing those strik­ing for high­er wages and few­er work­ing hours.

“Well, let me say what I don’t think is fair is that Joe Biden has put for­ward an eco­nom­ic agen­da from the out­set that launched the worst infla­tion in 40 years. I mean, lit­er­al­ly, the cost of liv­ing has gone up 17% since we left office,” Pence said. “I have no doubt in my mind that all those hard-work­ing autowork­ers are liv­ing in the same real­i­ty as oth­ers Amer­i­cans, and that is that wages are not keep­ing up with infla­tion.”
Pence went on to lament that the Biden admin­is­tra­tion is dri­ving the indus­try toward elec­tric vehi­cles, which in turn ben­e­fits Chi­na as the c …