President Biden Greets Striking Workers at GM Parts Distribution Center

President Joe Biden greeted United Auto Workers (UAW) members as they picketed at General Motors’ Willow Run Redistribution Center in Belleville, Michigan, on September 26, in a historic show of support for unions.

UAW footage shows Biden fist-bumping and taking selfies with striking workers.

The president told the crowd they deserved a significant raise, and other benefits, later adding that, “Wall Street didn’t build the country. The middle class built the country. And unions built the middle class, that’s a fact.”

Biden departed the redistribution center shortly after his speech. Credit: UAW International Union via Storyful

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