The Presidential Politics of the Autoworkers’ Strike
Although one major strike, against Hollywood studios, was finally resolved this past week, another, against U.S. vehicle makers, is expanding. The plight of the autoworkers has now become a major point of contention in the presidential race.
Jonathan Weisman, a political correspondent for The Times, explains why the strike could be an essential test along the road to the White House.
Guest: Jonathan Weisman, a political correspondent for The New York Times.
- A day after President Biden appeared on a picket line with United Automobile Workers, former President Donald J. Trump spoke at an auto parts factory.
- The U.A.W. strike could either accelerate a wave of worker actions or stifle labor’s recent momentum.
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