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Biden’s climate bill leaves workers behind in shift to electric cars, union says

Posted on AllSides August 15th, 2023
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Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, Joe Biden, Inflation Reduction Act, Labor, Worker Protections
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Joe Biden’s landmark climate legislation has been “disappointing” and failed to deliver protections to car industry workers confronted by the transition to electric vehicles, according to the head of the US’s leading autoworkers union, which has pointedly withheld is endorsement of the president for next year’s election.

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), signed by Biden a year ago this week, has bestowed huge incentives to car companies to manufacture electric vehicles without any accompanying guarantees over worker pay and conditions, Shawn Fain, president of the United Auto Workers (UAW), told the...

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