During a Labor Day with FL-CIO President Richard Trumka, he threatened Biden to vow to become the most pro-union president in history.
“I am going to capture company officials who are personally responsible for interfering with the workers who are trying to form a union. It is not enough that their corporations pay the fine. If they are part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price, ”said Biden.
The former vice president said, “I am going to be the strongest Labor president ever.
Biden urged a ban on the right to the $ 15 national minimum wage and work laws, which prohibit union dues payments in 27 states.
Biden spoke after Trump held a press conference on labor issues, specifically for his record on trade deals and outsourcing in China. Trump often hits for trade deals for Biden’s support and outsourcing to China joining the World Trade Organization, such as the recently substituted NATA.
The pitches are particularly important for union activists in the Rust Belt Swing states like Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which narrowly broke for Trump in 2016.
Born in Pa., A former Delaware senator, Biden called for his family’s connections to labor unions and promised to proudly use the term “union” as president.
“My uncle in Scranton, Uncle Ed used to say, ‘Joey, you’re laboring from belt buckle to shoe sole,” Biden said. “I’m never afraid to say the word ‘Sangh’.” … You can be sure that when you are in the White House you will be hearing that word ‘Union’ very often. Talk of a president. Union ‘. ”
Biden said, “If I’m in the Oval Office, guess who will be with me?” Unions. ”
The former vice president also embraced first responders as Trump promoted a “law and order” approach to the recent anti-police brutality riots, prompting Trump to support the National Fraternal Police Order and several law enforcement associations.
“He will never understand us, he will never understand our police, our firefighters. No – because he is not made of the same stuff,” Biden said.
Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement that the Biden union does not deserve support.
“Their senseless support for NAFTA killed 850,000 jobs, while their support for China snatched 3.2 million jobs from American workers and sent them directly to China when 60,000 manufacturing plants closed,” Gidle said.