President Joe Biden met Prince William of the United Kingdom in Boston. However, there was some controversy.
Biden, who is 80 years old, and the prince, forty, met at John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, near Boston Harbor. While they exchanged polite greetings and chastised each other for their role in avoiding a strike by rail workers, Biden was criticized by a group protesters.
A crowd of around 100 protestors gathered in front of the men, shouting their discontent at them. They fired “f*** the Royal Family” at Prince William, and “Joe Biden Is a scab at the president.”
Others shouted “Let’s go Brandon!” According to the Daily Mail,
Biden signed Friday’s bill to stop the strike and called it the “right thing” The deal, however, upset some unions who are some of President Obama’s most loyal supporters for not including an increase on sick leave.
The Prince of Wales will be in Boston to host the Earthshot Awards. Biden will be there for a fundraiser for Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-GA.
Congress can avert a strike in this instance because rail strikes are governed under the Railway Labor Act of 1926, not the National Labor Relations Act. The Congress can intervene to force the unions into accepting the terms of the agreement.
Biden stated that he will push for more paid time off in the future, despite pushing Congress to keep the deal that doesn’t include sick days.