Ford Suspends Michigan Battery Factory Construction Amidst Labor Dispute

Ford Suspends Michigan Battery Factory Construction Amidst Labor Dispute

Construction Halt of Michigan Battery Factory Sparks Controversy

Union President’s Response

UAW President Shawn Fain criticized Ford’s decision, describing it as “a shameful, barely-veiled threat” by the automaker to cut jobs. He emphasized the union’s request for a “just transition to electric vehicles” and accused Ford of pursuing a “race to the bottom.”

The suspension of construction at the Michigan battery factory adds another layer of complexity to the ongoing labor disputes and the future of EV production in the United States.