UAW Statement on the Grand Opening of Factory Zero And President Biden’s Support of Good Paying Union Jobs


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UAW President Ray Curry and UAW Vice President Terry Dittes issued the following statement on the grand opening of the GM Factory Zero plant in Hamtramck Michigan. The $2.2 billion investment in retooling the plant will include 2,200 UAW members making Electric Vehicles including the:

  • 2022 GMC HUMMER EV pickup – production beginning late in 2021
  • Chevrolet Silverado EV
  • Cruise Origin

“Today we welcome home to Hamtramck what will be over 2,200 UAW members making vehicles of the future with the quality and craftsmanship of good paying union jobs,” said Terry Dittes, Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department. “We stand here as an example that when it is done right and you have a President behind you, we can increase jobs, good paying union jobs, in our future. We can build back better.”

Terry Dittes, UAW Vice President and Director of the UAW GM Department 

“For far too long, we have talked about infrastructure in this country and done nothing. Thank you Mr. President for standing up for jobs,” said UAW President Ray Curry. “Factory Zero and its vehicles of the future will employ more UAW members than the former Detroit Hamtramck Assembly Plant when it closed for Factory Zero renovations.

Joe Biden is the first President to stand up and use the word union not just in speeches but in his policies. President Biden’s support of the Kildee/Stabenow provision will make sure that subsidies for EVs will go to American jobs — good paying UAW GM union jobs like those here at Factory Zero.”

Ray Curry, UAW President




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