In Kansas City, Kansas, Biden Courts UAW Vote as GM Strike Enters Second Week
At a stop in Kansas City, Kansas, on Sunday, former Vice President Joe Biden stood on the bed of a black Chevy Z71 pickup and told several hundred striking United Auto Workers he was one of them.
“I’m Joe Biden and I am UAW,” he said to cheers and applause outside the General Motors’ Fairfax plant. “My dad sold those vehicles. That’s how I got through school.”
In solidarity, Biden had pulled a red UAW strike T-shirt over his blue checked button-down shirt.
Flanked by Local 31 President Clarence “C.B.” Brown and Shop Chairman Johnny “Mac” McEntire, Biden told the crowd it was “not fair, simply not fair” that GM top brass are some of the highest paid executives in the country while workers need to walk off the job for fair pay and benefits.