The 'pro-union' president risks the support of a key constituency to avert a rail strike

Published December 3, 2022


NBC News interviewed Erin Hatton for a story reporting that President Joe Biden is facing backlash from a core of rail workers and allied groups as some of them feel betrayed by his push for a measure to avoid a strike. “I’m disappointed that he [Biden] wielded his power against workers,” said Hatton. “He pitted workers against the economy. But workers are the economy. Biden has run on a pro-labor platform from the beginning and this, in my view, makes it impossible for him to do so in the future,” she said.

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