BlueGreen Alliance | BlueGreen Alliance Stands in Solidarity with UAW workers 

BlueGreen Alliance Stands in Solidarity with UAW workers 

September 15, 2023

Union contracts for nearly 150,000 United Auto Workers (UAW) members at Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis expired on Thursday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Those workers are now on strike or working without a contract. UAW is pushing for, among other items, fair and equal pay, safer workplaces—particularly in electric vehicle (EV) battery plants—and job security in the transition to EVs. 

The BlueGreen Alliance released the following statement from Executive Director Jason Walsh: 

“We stand by our valued partner UAW in its fight for good safe jobs, a secure retirement, and union-built EV future. These automakers have been given significant support from the federal government to build EVs here in the United States, but they are closing profitable facilities and shortchanging workers while raking in record profits. There is no reason that EVs cannot be made here in the U.S. by union workers who are paid family-supporting wages.  

“We urge the companies to work with UAW to reach agreements that treat fairly the workers that will make the EV transition possible.”