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Amid Increased Labor Strife, Are Democrats the 'Union Party?'

A member holds up a sign at a rally by United Auto Workers Local 863 in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 24. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 09 October 2023 07:50 AM EDT

President Joe Biden may have tried to paint himself as the most pro-union Oval Office occupant in history when he joined a picket line during the ongoing automobile workers strike— an unprecedented move for a sitting president – but political experts say that in the current landscape, neither party can truly claim the mantle of union champion.

Democrats have long promoted their party as the chief defender and supporter of unions. And since the New Deal, organized labor has played a key role in delivering critical electoral victories for the left. And amid a string of major strikes affecting a multitude of industries – with workers primarily demanding higher wages to combat soaring inflation – the political power of unions is again in the spotlight.

Marisa Herman

Marisa Herman, a Newsmax senior reporter, focuses on major and investigative stories. A University of Florida graduate, she has more than a decade of experience as a reporter for newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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President Joe Biden may have tried to paint himself as the most pro-union president in history when he joined a picket line during the ongoing automobile workers strike but political experts say that in the current landscape, neither party can truly claim the mantle of union champion.
democrats, union, strikes, joe biden, reelection, automobile, workers, 2024 election
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