Sunday, December 3, 2023

UAW Sides with Hamas

Politico reports the United Auto Workers labor union has called for a ceasefire in Gaza. UAW president Shawn Fain posted at X, the former Twitter as follows:

I am proud that the UAW International Union is calling for a ceasefire in Israel and Palestine. From opposing fascism in WWII to mobilizing against apartheid South Africa and the CONTRA war, the @UAW has consistently stood for justice across the globe.

He lumps Israel in with Nazi Germany, apartheid South Africa, and Nicaraguan anti-Communists. It's not an analogy many Americans would make. 

Certainly not one President Biden shares. Biden openly sided with the UAW recently during their strike, this is a rude way to repay his support.

On the other hand, The Hill adds this to their reporting on the story.

Detroit, the UAW’s strongest base, is home to one of the largest populations of Muslim and Arab Americans in the country, headlined by Dearborn, Mich., home to Ford.

My cynical take: there aren't a lot of Jews assembling cars.