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CNBC on Biden union troubles in auto strike

  |   By Polling+ Staff

TOLEDO, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 18: United Auto Workers (U.A.W.) members picket outside the Jeep Plant on September 18, 2023 in Toledo, Ohio. The U.A.W. walked out of three locations on Thursday night at midnight, marking the first time they've been simultaneously on strike at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis the big three automakers. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images)

Well there’s a problem.

Joe Biden, who has spent a career posturing as a union guy, is now enduring the UAW-Auto maker strike and is running into problems.

CNBC headlines it this way: https://www.cnbc.com/2023/09/19/uaw-strikes-white-house-officials-not-going-to-detroit-for-auto-talks.html

White House no longer sending top officials to Detroit for UAW strike talks this week

Reports CNBC:

“The Biden administration is no longer sending two key officials to Detroit this week to potentially help broker a deal between striking autoworkers and the Big Three car companies, a White House official told NBC News. 

…But the White House and the UAW union mutually agreed it would be better to speak virtually via Zoom, the official said Tuesday. Biden largely sided with the striking autoworkers in an address on Friday. The president called on Ford, General Motors and Stellantis to share record profits with their workers.

Despite that, Biden has received a relatively cold reception from the UAW.

The union’s president, Shawn Fain, told MSNBC on Monday that he does not see a major role for the White House in resolving the dispute.”

Well isn’t that interesting. The President who spent his career selling his love for unions is now getting, per CNBC, “a relatively cold reception from the UAW.”

Who knew?