Richard Trumka resented the cancellation of the pipeline, but also praised Biden
President of AFL-CIO Richard Trumka Research fellows at the Heritage Foundation’s Economics told News that Keystone XL marks a split between union leadership and union members in the wake of President Biden’s decision to derail the pipeline project.
“The fact that Trumka was relatively indifferent to Biden’s move to kill thousands of union jobs is disturbing and revealing,” Gressler said. “This demonstrates that unions do not really represent the interests of workers, but rather search for union leadership for power.”
Top American Universe boss Richard Trumka features in BIDEN’s flagship XL cancellation in new interview
Trumpka resented the cancellation of the pipeline project, but at the same time praised Biden as “possibly the best union president we’ve ever had” during “Axios on HBO“Interview which aired on Sunday.
“I wish he wouldn’t have done it on the first day because Mazdoor International [Union] Correct, “Trumka told Axios.” It worked and in the process we would get a job. I wish he had added more attention, saying that he is working here, ‘Here we are creating jobs’.
Labor groups have said that a Biden Day decision to nix the Kadstone pipeline quickly eliminated 1,000 union jobs and could have killed 10 times more in construction works being built by the project.
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“It states that he is going to get something in exchange for sitting silent on a matter that is negatively impacting [workers], “Graysler said, with union-backed policies such as the $ 15 federal minimum wage and PRO Act.
Biden has promised to create new “high-paying union jobs” through investments in green energy infrastructure projects.
“There is a difference between what they are promising and what is really possible,” Gressler said. “You can talk about these green jobs, but it would take years, if not decades, to actually generate these jobs.”
Daniel DiSalvo, a professor of political science at City College in New York City, told Granthshala News that he suspected that the cancellation of the Keystone XL would be a turning point for union relations with Biden and the Democrats. DiSalvo said that once the epidemic spreads after economic growth, the unions will suffer.
“If you are increasing jobs then everybody is going to assimilate,” he said.
However, DiSalvo said there is an “inherent tension” between union leaders and environmentalists, and Biden is trying to bring both of them to court.
DiDalvo said Biden could act as a barrier to development based on his green, environmental agenda, while some individual union members might abandon Democrats, the union leadership of the Democratic Party. Tries to interfere with.
Granthshala News’ Peter Doki and White House press secretary Jane Saki put an end to Biden’s Green Jobs plan.
“When is it that the Biden administration is going to give away thousands of fossil fuel industry workers, whether its pipeline workers or construction workers who are either out of work or will soon be out of work because of Biden’s EO, when it is and Where is it that they can go for their green jobs? ”Doocy asked.
“As the president has indicated when he gave his primetime address to talk about the US rescue plan, he talked about his plans and in the subsequent weeks or months pushed the jobs plan. ” “He Every plan is to do exactly that. “
AFL-CIO did not respond to a request for comment.
Granthshala News ‘Michael Ruiz and Granthshala Business’ Thomas Barrabi contributed to this report.