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WTAS: Rubio Supports Rail Workers, Shifts Debate

Nov 29, 2022 | Comunicados de Prensa

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement calling on the Biden Administration, freight rail industry, and labor unions to return to the negotiating table instead of asking Congress to impose a heavy-handed deal on the hardworking men and women of the rail industry.
See highlights below. 
Sohrab Ahmari, Founder and Editor, Compact Magazine (Twitter)

  • Boom. @marcorubio continues to walk the walk on pro-labor politics, unlike nearly all other GOP aspirants who claim to speak for the “multiracial working class.”

Oren Cass, Executive Director, American Compass (Twitter)

  • Still not clear to me why President Biden thinks an industry as profitable as the railroads needs federal protection from its workers. But glad to see @marcorubio making the case for a pro-worker settlement.

Allan Smith, Political Reporter, NBC News (Twitter)

  • As some in the GOP seek to realign the party re: it’s relationship with corporate America, it’s conceivable that some other Republicans may take Rubio’s position.

Sam Stein, Deputy Managing Editor, Politico (Twitter)

  • Rubio also endorsed the Amazon union drive in Alabama

Oliver Knox, Reporter, Washington Post (Twitter)

  • … Also recall Rubio partnered w/ Sherrod Brown in seeking probe into Amazon labor practices

Nick Riccardi, Reporter, Associated Press (Twitter)

  •  You can feel tectonic plates slowly shifting beneath the US political system, only q is when the next earthquake is

Jim Stinson, Freelance Reporter (Twitter)

  • Rubio is probably the best Republican on blue-collar policy after Trump. Maybe better than Trump.

Danny Rivero, Reporter, WLRN (Twitter)

  • Rubio is currently to the left of Biden on this one labor issue, despite Biden saying he would be the most pro-labor president in US history. Also worth remembering Rubio strongly supported the push to unionize Amazon warehouse in Alabama last year.

Zaid Jilani, Solutions Reporter, NewsNation (Twitter)

  • Last year Rubio was the only Senate Republican to support union drive at Amazon warehouses in Alabama.

Joseph Zeballos-Roig, Domestic Policy Reporter, Semafor (Twitter)

  • Rubio is outflanking Biden and hitting him from the left on a labor issue, setting up a very unusual dynamic as the WH urges Congress to avert a rail strike.