Aparently, killing well-paying union jobs on the first day of his Presidency wasn’t such a good move for Biden. AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka blasted Biden over the canceling of the Keystone pipeline; a move that has cost thousands of jobs.
Speaking to Axios, Trumka said, “Organized labor is crucial to the Biden coalition. But there are significant tensions among environmentalists, the president’s team addressing climate change and some parts of the labor movement. The Laborers’ International Union of North America said the Keystone decision will cost 1,000 existing union jobs and 10,000 projected construction jobs.”
Trumka went on to say, “Well, I wish he had not done that on the first day because the Labor’s International was right, it did and will cost us jobs in the process.”
Unions have traditionally been a reliable and crucial element of the Democratic party. They are reguarily suporting Democratic candidates and initiatives. However, many see Biden’s sweeping changes as not being union-friendly and costing thousands of jobs. And this fact alone may be causing a dramatic shift within the political landscape.
According to Axios’ Cliff Sims, “The GOP is now the workers’ Party. The Dems are the Party of Wall St., Big Tech, radical Leftists & enviro activists. Now he’s got buyer’s remorse & his members are getting crushed. Huge blunder.”
.@RichardTrumka completely missed the political realignment. The GOP is now the workers’ Party. The Dems are the Party of Wall St., Big Tech, radical Leftists & enviro activists. Now he’s got buyer’s remorse & his members are getting crushed. Huge blunder. pic.twitter.com/xthc55j8gU
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) February 7, 2021