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How Shawn Fain’s historic UAW strike could help workers everywhere

By: Lee DeVito

President Joe Biden has claimed he is “the most pro-union president leading the most pro-union administration in American history.” In at least one symbolic way last week, he delivered, doing something no other sitting U.S. president had ever done before: join a picket line.

Under their new leader Shawn Fain, some 25,000 of the United Auto Workers’ 150,000 members who work for the Detroit Big Three carmakers are on strike, demanding higher wages and better working conditions.


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