‘It’s Scary Right Now’: Autoworkers Worried Biden’s Electric Vehicle Push Could Kill ‘Thousands Of Jobs’

by WILL KESSLER at dailycaller.com

Michigan autoworkers are worried that President Joe Biden’s policies pushing for a transition to electric vehicles (EV) will cost their jobs, according to The New York Times.

Some autoworkers represented by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union are not pleased with the president’s support of EVs due to the products needing less manpower to produce, which could eliminate tens of thousands of jobs not just in manufacturing, but also in supporting services like insurance and trucking, according to the NYT. Biden has made union support a key part of his campaign and presidential policy, but his push to have half of all new car sales in the U.S. be electric by 2030 runs contrary to the desires of the highly unionized auto industry.

“I was disappointed,” Tiffanie Simmons, an autoworker at a Ford factory west of Detroit, Michigan, told the NYT about Biden’s push for EVs. “We trust you to make sure that Americans are employed.”

Biden has recently looked to slow his EV push in a bid to hold on to autoworker support, with plans in the works to ease restrictions on tailpipe emissions that were set to go into effect over the next few years that would have hastened the need for zero-emission vehicles.

Simmons sees EVs as antithetical to the interests of blue-collar workers because of their job-destroying potential, according to the NYT. She feels betrayed by Biden, but will not vote for former President Donald Trump, deeming him an “entertainer.”