Joe Biden Will Be Walking the Picket Line With Striking Auto Workers.

Credit where credit is due.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readSep 25, 2023
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Along with virtually everyone else who considers themselves to be on the left, I have obviously had my fair share of criticism for Joe Biden. His tenure as President has been undeniably lackluster, and I still maintain that he has absolutely no business running for reelection. Having said that, it’s important to give credit where credit is due, and Biden’s made a decision that certainly warrants attention.

Betsy Klein and Chris Isidore with CNN write:

President Joe Biden will travel to Michigan on Tuesday and walk the picket line with members of the United Auto Workers union, he announced Friday, a trip that comes after the president faced political pressure to ramp up his public support for the union members.

“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. It’s time for a win-win agreement that keeps American auto manufacturing thriving with well-paid UAW jobs,” Biden said in a post to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter…”

I love this, and for a number of reasons.

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Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at LaurenMartinchek@gmail.com or Twitter @xlauren_mx