Joe Biden Under Attack From Top Union Leader

Joe Biden Under Attack From Top Union Leader

(RightWing.org) – It turns out even the unions don’t like our new-look Democrat administration. Joe Biden might pretend to be a friend of American labor, but he’s not fooling the workers themselves.

In an interview broadcast on February 7, one of the most powerful union leaders in the country slammed Biden for destroying jobs just weeks into his term. Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, blasted the executive order that canceled the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the Midwest. Pipeline construction would have created 10,000 new construction jobs, which have now evaporated. Another 1,000 existing jobs are also forfeit.

Despite obvious reluctance to openly criticize a Dem president, Trumka couldn’t contain his frustration and said he wished Biden had paired the order with creating new jobs to replace the ones he wiped out. Asked if he agreed with the statement that “Killing good union jobs on day one with nothing to replace them is not building back better,” he replied, “Yes.” The unions have typically been solidly Democrat, but Biden has started to destroy that relationship in less than a month. What’s it going to be like after four years?

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