Climate Power Statement on President Biden Standing in Solidarity with UAW Workers

Michigan is Leading the Nation’s Clean Energy Economic Boom

Detroit, MI – Today, President Biden will travel to Michigan to join the picket line with striking UAW members, making him the first president in history to walk a picket line in solidarity with striking workers. Meanwhile, as the president of the UAW has said, a second Trump term would be a ‘disaster’ for American workers. During his presidency, Trump attacked workers and their collective bargaining rights, and even suggested moving auto production out of Michigan to lower-wage, anti-union states.

President Biden is the most pro-union president in history, and the results he has delivered for workers speak for themselves,” said Climate Power Executive Director, Lori Lodes. “The national affordable clean energy plan has unleashed a Made in America clean energy boom that is creating new opportunities for workers in the auto industry in Michigan and across the country. Going electric can be a big win for auto workers, the auto industry, and consumers alike. It’s time for auto industry CEOs to give workers a fair deal so we can get back to work building a clean energy economic boom powered by good-paying union jobs.”

Michigan is leading all other states in the nation’s clean energy boom, with 24 new projects announced since the Inflation Reduction Act was passed just over a year ago. Clean energy investments have already spurred $21.03 billion in investment and helped create or move forward over 15,800 good-paying clean energy jobs in the state.