Washington, DC, September 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Autos Drive America, a trade association representing major international automakers in the United States, has launched an advertising campaign to push back against discriminatory legislation that Congress is considering providing credit to additional tax for electric vehicles that benefits some American auto workers over others.
The House Ways and Means Committee’s reconciliation legislation includes a proposal that would increase tax credits for electric vehicles by an additional $ 4,500, but only for vehicles manufactured in factories represented by the union.
The campaign’s first video ad – “It is an insult” – works on various media platforms in Washington, DC and in auto manufacturing states across the country.
“Half of all vehicles made in the United States are built by Americans who have chosen not to join a union. Putting American autoworkers first creates an uneven playing field that will limit consumer choice and punish unorganized American workers, their families and their communities, “said Jennifer Safavian, president and CEO of Autos Drive America.” Our campaign urges Congress not to approve incentives for electric vehicles that do not benefit than unionized workers in some states. They must stand up for all American auto workers. “
International automakers operate 31 manufacturing plants in 12 states: Alabama, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia. They directly employ 131,000 Americans who helped build 4 million US-made vehicles in 2020, nearly half of all US auto production. Autos Drive America believes that tax incentives should benefit all working Americans equally, not just the privileged few. Learn more about: www.autosdriveamerica.org
Autos Drive America represents the US operations of international automakers that are integral to the US workforce, communities and economy. As the voice of international automakers in the United States, Autos Drive America works closely with decision makers at all levels of government to advance policies that promote jobs, commerce and growth in the American automobile. www.autosdriveamerica.org.
Annemarie Pender Autos Drive America 202.427.5062 [email protected]
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