United Auto Workers President Shawn Fain expressed criticism of former President Donald Trump and his labor record, claiming Trump could have a hard time winning over members of the UAW ahead of his visit.
Fain’s criticism of the former president stems from his apparent treatment of the UAW in the past, with Fain arguing that Trump’s record “speaks for itself.” The UAW president argued that Trump “blamed our contracts” during the 2008 recession and that Trump “talked about doing rotation” in 2015 by moving jobs from the Midwest to the South, “where people work for less money.”
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“I see no point in meeting with him because I don’t think the man has any bit of care about what our workers stand for, what the working class stands for,” Fain said Tuesday. “He’s the billionaire class and that’s what’s wrong with our country.”
Fain was asked if his criticisms of Trump were an endorsement for President Joe Biden ahead of the 2024 presidential election, which he denied and said it was simply “flat-out how I view the former p …