Bryce O.

asked • 05/08/21

How does significant investments/government subsides hurt union members and U.S. taxpayers?

  1. How does significant investments/government subsides hurt union members and U.S. taxpayers? Please explain, thank you.

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Joye C. answered • 05/09/21

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Bryce O.

Sorry, thank you for the correction, I meant to write significant investments and government subsidies, my bad. I just didn't understand a part of an article, which was "United Auto Workers Vice President Terry Dittes called the investment a “slap in the face” to its union members and U.S. taxpayers as the company is one of many lobbying for government incentives to support EVs." That's why I asked this question, just didn't word it properly.


Joye C.

I looked up the entire article and you are still leaving out the most important fact..."GM announced that it would invest $1 billion in a manufacturing complex in Ramos Arizpe, Mexico, that will build electric vehicles by 2023". The slap in the face is not the investment but that it is for electrical vehicles TO BE PRODUCED IN MEXICO. The union has been lobbying the US government for subsidies to manufacture electric vehicles in the US by the UAW union members, instead the company GM made its own investments to produce electric vehicles but are putting $1 billion dollars into a manufacturing facility in Mexico which is a slap to both the UAW and US taxpayers who support the Make American/Buy American philosophy of President Biden as well as his goal to rid the US of fossil fuel vehicles by 2035. By investing and building these vehicles in Mexico, the UAW losses power and US taxpayers loss American jobs in a tradeoff GM gaining profits while the US government is paying consumers incentives (subsidies) for purchasing Electric Vehicles.


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