Republican Senator Josh Hawley visited the United Auto Worker picket lines in Missouri on Monday, offering workers support and a solution to the problems highlighted by the strike.
A day after Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (DN.Y.) visited General Motors union workers in Wentzville, Hawley showed his support for the striking workers and suggested the solution to the problem was to stop them The relocation of the manufacturing process to China.
“The privilege of visiting the picket lines in Wentzville today – these workers deserve better pay, better benefits and a GUARANTEE that their jobs will stay in America,” Hawley wrote on X.
“These companies make billions in profits – and spend billions on idiotic ‘climate change’ initiatives that are making China rich and destroying American jobs,” he said explained. “Spend the money on American workers.”
Hawley met with workers who shared stories about what motivated them to strike. The common theme: too many hours for too little pay. The solution, according to Hawley, is domestic investment.
“America made these giant corporations what they are. Now they owe American workers a certain loyalty — and basic fairness said.
Hawley later told Automakers have been “cheerleaders” for the Biden administration’s “pro-China policies,” according to reporters.
“If those [car companies] “If we all want to go along with this climate stuff and send more jobs to China, there’s no way I’m going to defend them,” Hawley said. “My message to them is: stop outsourcing, stop offshoring, stop everything.” their surveillance policy, all their electronic waste, all their climate waste. Invest that money in American workers.
UAW employees are demanding, among other things, significant wage increases and a 32-hour week with 40 hours of pay. Executives at major auto companies argue that the demands would drive them into bankruptcy.
President Joe Biden visited the picket lines in Michigan on Tuesday.
The White House rushed to send Biden north after former President Donald Trump announced plans to visit striking workers instead of attending the second Republican primary debate. Trump’s plans roiled Democrats, worrying them that his campaign was politically outmaneuvering Biden’s campaign.
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