Skip to comments.Joe Biden threatens ‘personal price’ if business leaders oppose attempts to unionize
Posted on 09/08/2020 5:06:43 AM PDT by karpov
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Monday threatened to impose a personal price on business leaders if they resist attempts to unionize during his presidency.
Biden made the threat as he vowed to be the most pro-union president in history during a Labor Day webstream with AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka.
Im going to hold company executives personally liable for interfering with workers who are attempting to unionize. Its not enough just to have their corporations pay a fine. If theyre part of the problem, they are going to pay a personal price, Biden said.
Im going to be the strongest labor president you have ever had, the former vice president said.
Biden urged a $15 national minimum wage and a ban on right to work laws, which prohibit the forced payment of union dues in 27 states.
Biden spoke after Trump held a press conference slamming Biden on labor issues, particularly for his record on trade deals and outsourcing to China. Trump often hits Bidens support for China joining the World Trade Organization and for trade deals that led to outsourcing, such as the recently replaced NAFTA.
The pitches to union workers are especially significant in Rust Belt swing states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which narrowly broke for Trump in 2016.
Biden, a former Delaware senator born in Scranton, Pa., invoked his family connection to labor unions and promised to proudly used the word union as president.
My uncle in Scranton, Uncle Ed, used to say, Joey, youre labor from belt buckle to shoe sole, Biden said. Ive never been afraid to say the word union.
You can be sure youll be hearing that word union plenty of times if Im in the White House. The words of a president matter. Union.'
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
Oh boy, straight out of “On The Waterfront”, eh?
Hmmm, fascism thrives on extracting a personal price from business owners and executives who do not obey the state.
Does Joe realize the nazis were founded as a national socialist workers party?
THREATS by a Socialist political candidate ?
Say isn't isn't so , Joe !
We thought bullying occurred only with BLM - oh, that's right !..
they're Socialists and Communists too !
“””Im going to be the strongest labor president you have ever had, the former vice president said. “””””
China will enjoy all the new plants being built in their country by the hundreds of companies fleeing the high cost of doing business in the USA.
My Grandson worked for GM and went through their last strike. He now knows about Unions.
Biden is a thug and a pandering whore.
Union? Sure, that way everything can work as well as the gooberment.
In Trump’s economy most workers were making $15 per hour anyway. Too late again Joe.
Trying to solidify the base. One union leader (other than police unions) just came out for Trump. Biden is trying to discourage more departures.
Earned another tweet:
Biden to Ukraine: “Fire this guy or you don’t get the money.”
Biden to businesses: “Unionize or be crushed by me.”
Us to Biden - FU and the whore you rode in on...
I’m still surprised Twitter hasn’t shut me down...
If this asshat wins we’re all going to pay a “personal price”.
“The pitches to union workers are especially significant in Rust Belt swing states such as Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin, which narrowly broke for Trump in 2016.”
I hope those union workers realize their union benefits won’t help them if the jobs are in China.
Unions=Organized Crime. No wonder Biden loves them.
Is this from the Babylon Bee.
What a putz. I hope he continues his socialist campaign just exactly like this.
Joey coulda been a contender! ... If he wasn’t such a dope.
He is just FULL of THREATS, isn’t he.
Joey, youre labor from belt buckle to shoe sole.
Thats because theres no brain in his head, so he left out anything above his ass.
Indeed the defining characteristic of Fascism, the one thing that differentiates it from communism, is that it allows private ownership of industry. However you may own it but only under direct control of the government ... or else. You can be the boss as long as you do as you are told, period. China does this now and that's why I say they are not commie anymore, they are fascist.
Biden is advocating straight up fascism.
I worked as a scab in 1970 against the AFLCIO. Scary time.
They were paying us $4.00 an hour (minimum wage was $1.35 at the time.) Made some good money but the risk of coming and going was probably not worth it.