“Today’s announcement will produce about 11,000 combined quality jobs. The UAW looks forward to continuing our long-time partnership with Ford as consumers transition to make Electric Vehicles in the right way. The UAW has always taken a lead in manufacturing innovation with our employer partners. We look forward to reaching out and helping develop this new workforce to build these world class vehicles and battery components.”
Ray Curry, UAW International President
“We commend Ford for investing in the U.S., resulting in the creation of thousands of good middle-class jobs. The UAW is eager to work with Ford to continue to assure the culture of manufacturing high quality vehicles and components for their customers.”
Chuck Browning, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW Ford Department
“It’s true that a rising tide lifts all boats, and today’s announcement is a tremendous opportunity for working families in Kentucky and Tennessee to have thousands of industry leading jobs come to our area. We look forward to reaching out and connecting with this new Tennessee and Kentucky workforce and being a partner in training and innovatively creating the gold standard for these future jobs in the EV automotive sector.”
Mitchell Smith, UAW Director Region 8 (including Tennessee and Kentucky)
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