Joe Biden’s political persona is pure blue-collar. He is always talking up his supposedly hardscrabble roots in Scranton, Pennsylvania, and boasting about his record of supporting labor rights. When he ran for president in 2007, he claimed he had the best pro-union record of any candidate in the Democratic field (in fact, he had the worst), and promised in December that he would be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.”
And Biden has taken some reasonably encouraging pro-labor steps since becoming president. Almost immediately, he fired the entire board of Trump appointees on the Federal Service Impasses Panel, which oversees unions of federal workers.