Biden, who often calls himself the most pro-union president in history, said the vote will help strengthen manufacturing and the middle class.
“Congratulations to the newest members of the United Auto Workers at the Ultium Cells LLC EV battery plant in Warren, Ohio,” the statement reads. “I ran for president to rebuild the middle class. The middle class built America — and unions built the middle class. My economic plan is creating good-paying jobs that you can raise a family on — many that don’t require a college degree, and provide the free and fair choice to join a union.”
The president has aggressively promoted union membership and traditional manufacturing since taking office, particularly in Rust Belt states such as Pennsylvania, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan. Biden flipped several of those states from former President Donald Trump in 2020 and is working to keep them in his corner as he looks to 2024.
“By rebuilding our infrastructure and our manufacturing of electric vehicle batteries and semi-conductors, these jobs will bring our supply chains back home and tackle the climate crisis at the same time,” the statement continues. “In my administration, American and union workers can and will lead the world in manufacturing once again.”