While Biden touts manufacturing, labor unions are changing

While Biden touts manufacturing, labor unions are changing


While President Joe Biden gave a speech heavy on manufacturing jobs to a convention of union members in Philadelphia, the face of organized labor is changing before his eyes.

Biden has long tagged himself the most pro-union president in history, but what that means in practice may be due to shift as new labor movements increasingly focus on younger, more educated, social media-savvy workers.

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“Wall Street didn’t build this country — the middle class built this country and unions built the middle class,” Biden said to members of the AFL-CIO, repeating an often-used phrase. “Without unions, there’d be no middle class. That’s a fact.”

The president then

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