Why Biden’s New Dawn of Net-Zero Is Looking Like a Dark Day for LaborEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Last Labor Day, candidate Joe Biden made an impassioned pitch to leaders and members of the AFL-CIO, America’s largest labor federation. Stressing that “the great American middle class was built by unions,” he jabbed his finger in the air for emphasis as he promised, “I’m going to be the strongest labor president you have ever had,” drawing a smile from his longtime ally and friend, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. But Biden has also declared climate change the nation’s greatest challenge and is supporting strategies that could cost struggling union members hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs that will not be easily replaced. From interviews with labor leaders, RealClearInvestigations has found that President Biden may be hard-pressed to balance the competing demands of these two core constituencies—unions and environmentalists. How he addresses those tensions will shape his much-anticipated climate plan to cut carbon emissions. Industrial labor unions and the Biden administration …Read More

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