Typically, a successful Democratic presidential candidate spends a significant portion of campaign energy to secure the endorsements of as many unions as possible, which is exactly what President Joe Biden did in his 2020 run.
According to The Blaze, those unions are already having a serious case of buyer’s remorse, as they’re now reacting to Biden’s job-murdering decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project and other projects in the U.S. energy sector that will relegate tens of thousands of blue-collar union workers to the unemployment line in short order.
Instead of bolstering the U.S job economy, one of Biden’s first measures, when he sat down behind the Resolute Desk, was to immediately shut down the pipeline project via executive order. The unions involved in that industry and the countless industries that supported that project are firing back.
“Killing 10,000 jobs and taking $2.2 billion in payroll out of workers’ pockets is not what Americans need or want right now,” said Andy Black, president and CEO of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines.
The Laborers’ International Union of North America, another union that endorsed Biden in his 2020 presidential run, appeared to be extremely upset about the sudden and shocking move.
“Pipeline construction has been a lifeline for many #LIUNA members across the country,” the LUNA union tweeted. “The anticipated decision to cancel the Keystone Pipeline will kill thousands of good-paying UNION jobs!”
Adding to the growing list of ticked-off union heads were both the pro-Biden North American Building Trades Unions and The United Association of Union Plumbers and Pipefitters. Both organizations expressed their extreme disappointment in Biden’s job-killing measures on his first day in the White House.
“In revoking this permit, the Biden Administration has chosen to listen to the voices of fringe activists instead of union members and the American consumer on Day 1,” the plumbers and pipefitters union said in a statement reacting to the news.
According to Fox Business, failed presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who will likely be the next U.S. Transporation Secretary, defended the cancellation of the pipeline, claiming that jobs created in the clean energy sector in the future will “offset” the losses upfront.
Try telling that to the tens of thousands of union workers who won’t be able to provide for their families now that Biden has buckled to the demands of the radical, progressive environmentalists in the Democrat party.