Local leaders call for auto workers’ gains to spread to EV plants, Southern Black workers

Oklahoma City Councilwoman Nikki Nice wrote President Joe Biden asking for higher electric vehicle worker standards

By: - November 6, 2023 2:38 pm

Ford F-150 Lightning underbodies at Ford's Rouge Electric Vehicle Center are inspected in Dearborn, Michigan. Black city officials across the country want to see recent union gains extend to electric vehicle plants, and are calling on President Joe Biden to help. (Photo by Sarah Rice/Getty Images) (This image cannot be republished unless you have a Getty subscription.)

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Casey Quinlan
Casey Quinlan

Casey Quinlan is a reporter in Washington DC. In the past 10 years or so, they have reported on national politics and state politics, LGBTQ rights, abortion access, labor issues, education, Supreme Court news and more for publications including The American Independent, ThinkProgress, New Republic, Rewire News, SCOTUSblog, In These Times, and Vox.