Today, UAW President Ray Curry joined a roundtable hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo at UAW Region 1A in Taylor, MI to discuss the nation-wide semi-conductor shortage and its impact on autoworkers across the state and country. Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the state’s Senators and Democratic members of Congress, as well as representatives from Ford, GM, and Stellantis were also in attendance.
Currently, the United States only produces about 14% of the global semi-conductor stock, and shortages are holding back the production of vehicles as well as work to transition to building more electric vehicles. Participants in the roundtable all encouraged the passage of the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act in both the House and Senate, which includes $52 billion for domestic semiconductor production.
“This is both a challenge and an opportunity,” said UAW President Ray Curry, “We have an opportunity to work with Congress and the Biden Administration to develop trade and policy solutions that ensure that advanced technology that has been offshored is brought back and new technology stays right here in the United States produced by UAW workers.”
The UAW looks forward to continuing to work with our partners in Congress and the Biden Administration to increase semi-conductor production here in the United States.
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