Pence blames Biden for UAW strike: ‘Man­dates are crush­ing auto work­ers’

For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence blamed Pres­i­dent Joe Biden for the Unit­ed Auto Work­ers strike.
“Bide­nomics is a fail­ure, wages aren’t keep­ing up with infla­tion, and [elec­tric vehi­cle] man­dates are crush­ing auto work­ers in places like Michi­gan. What’s putting those peo­ple on the pick­et line is Joe Biden try­ing to shut down their indus­try,” he said on Mon­day on WFEA radio in New Hamp­shire.
Ear­li­er this month, 13,000 UAW work­ers start­ed a tar­get­ed strike of Gen­er­al Motors, Ford, and Stel­lan­tis in Michi­gan, Mis­souri, and Ohio.
Repub­li­can can­di­dates quick­ly uni­fied behind the mes­sage that Biden was to blame for the strike — point­ing to his ener­gy and eco­nom­ic poli­cies.
Biden, who has called him­self the most pro-union pres­i­dent in his­to­ry, announced last week he will be vis­it­ing Michi­gan to meet with work­ers on strike.
“Tues­day, I’ll go to Michi­gan to join the pick­et line and stand in sol­i­dar­i­ty with the men and women of UAW as they fight for a fair share of the val­ue they helped cre­ate,” Biden post­ed on X, for­mer­ly known as Twit­ter, on Fri­day evening.
The trip is set one day before for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump vis­its the state to speak to for­mer and cur­rent union mem­bers.
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