President Joe Biden toured Philly Shipyard last week, where he used the opportunity to make his pitch that unions will be the ones building America’s renewable energy future, write Josh Boak and Darlene Superville for NBC10 Philadelphia.
The move comes at the time when some major unions are considering strikes that could disrupt the economic growth Biden is planning to campaign on in 2024.
Biden toured the site during the steel-cutting ceremony for the Acadia, a vessel that will be used to build offshore wind farms. During his address, Biden listed many union jobs being made by the project.
“A lot of my friends in organized labor know, when I think climate, I think jobs,” he said. “Union workers are the best in the world.”
Recently, tensions have been rising between unions and companies as artificial intelligence, clean energy, and e-commerce are being used to rewrite some of the basic rules of work.
Biden, who has been calling on businesses to hire unionized workers to ensure a higher quality of work, has been trying to allay those concerns by emphasizing unions should be a part of the way forward.
Read more about the visit at NBC10 Philadelphia.
President Joe Biden was in Philadelphia on Thursday touting his economic plan he’s coined “Bidenomics” and courting unions as part of his 2024 re-election campaign.