Donald Trump talks about bringing jobs back to America, but it is Hillary Clinton who the 1 million strong United Auto Workers have endorsed for president.
“Hillary Clinton understands our issues on trade, understands the complexities of multinational economies and supports American workers, their families and communities,” said UAW President Dennis Williams.
Now is a time for unity, a time to focus on what lies ahead in November. Bernie Sanders has brought to this campaign a dialogue that has been needed for far too long. He has been, and remains, a great friend of the UAW, and of working men and women in this country. But, the fact is, Hillary Clinton has shown under pressure her ability to lead and get elected in November.
The UAW’s directors went through the process of surveying and listening to members for input into the campaign season. “We are a family of over 1 million active and retiree members with strong opinions. Now, we have to choose between two very good UAW friends and move forward as a united membership,” said Williams.
Williams also noted that all candidates regardless of political party were sent questionnaires and none of the Republicans responded, including Donald Trump. Trump also had made public comments about wanting UAW member jobs to move to nonunion, low-paying states to compete with Mexican wages. “Mr. Trump clearly does not support the economic security of UAW families,” said Williams.
Trump spins tales about how he loves workers and how he is going to create jobs, but the reality of Donald Trump is very different than the sales pitch. Trump wants to drive down wages by destroying unions. He wants union jobs to move to non-union states. The Republican nominee has never been a friend to America’s workers.
The proof of Trump’s lack of commitment to America’s workers came when he couldn’t be bothered to answer the UAW’s questionnaire. Republicans have convinced themselves that a wave of “Trump Democrats” is going to materialize and vote against Hillary Clinton in November. The reality is that working people know who Donald Trump really is, and they aren’t going to be fooled by some empty rhetoric about jobs.
The UAW just gave Trump and the Republican Party one of their first reality checks of 2016.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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