UAW President Shawn Fain addressed UAW members at a General Motors plant in Belleville, Michigan, alongside President Joe Biden on September 26, 2023 

Fain criticized former President Donald Trump's track record with automotive unions, questioning his support for union members at a nonunion business

Steven Cheung, a representative for Trump, criticized the political leadership of labor unions and their representation of working middle-class employees 

Trump accused UAW leaders of failing their members and criticized Biden for his visit to Michigan and support for electric vehicles 

The UAW strike against major American automakers, including General Motors, Ford Motor, and Stellantis, began after contract negotiations failed, impacting 18,300 workers 

Trump urged the UAW to endorse him to secure autoworkers' support in the 2024 presidential election 

The UAW remains undecided on endorsing a candidate for the 2024 presidential election, focusing on securing favorable agreements for its members in the EV transition 

The UAW is concerned about transitioning traditional auto workers into EV-related jobs, with previous estimates suggesting potential job losses 

Trump's rally at Drake Enterprises was strategically chosen due to its ties to the gasoline engine business 

Despite the UAW's endorsement of Hillary Clinton in 2016, an internal survey revealed that a significant portion of its members supported Trump in that election