UAW Statement on Stellantis and Samsung Joint Venture for Battery Plant in Kokomo, Indiana

Detroit – Today, Stellantis NV announced it will be building a new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana, as part of a joint venture with Samsung.

“UAW applauds the decision to invest in domestic production, and our union looks forward to being a part of its success,” says UAW President Ray Curry. “As President Biden recently said during his visit to South Korea, the most highly skilled and dedicated and engaged workers in the world are American union members. We look forward to having UAW members be a part of the success of this new joint venture.”

Vice President Cindy Estrada, Director of UAW’s Stellantis Department adds, “We are excited about today’s announcement and the company’s decision to locate this new battery plant in Kokomo, Indiana. We look forward to negotiating an agreement with Stellantis that brings this new plant under our master agreement with traditional wages and benefits.”