|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
February 24, 2021
Readout of the White House’s Meeting with Automakers and Labor Leaders
|Today, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg, National Economic Council (NEC) Director Brian Deese, and National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy met with more than a dozen automotive industry manufacturers as well as labor leaders from the United Autoworkers (UAW) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) to discuss common priorities around supporting the economic recovery, creating union jobs, and tackling the climate crisis.|
Secretary Buttigieg, NEC Director Deese, and National Climate Advisor McCarthy underscored President Biden’s commitment to building back our economy better through transformative investments and standard setting that will create good-paying, union jobs across the automotive industry while moving towards a clean energy future. They also reiterated the Administration’s pledge to leverage the full force of the federal government’s footprint and buying power to procure carbon pollution-free electricity and clean, zero-emission vehicles to strengthen domestic supply chains, fuel job creation, and stimulate clean energy industries.
Automotive manufacturers and labor leaders shared their perspectives and ideas on key issues surrounding the industry and economic recovery. Secretary Buttigieg, NEC Director Deese, and National Climate Advisor McCarthy thanked the participants for their valuable insights and expressed their enthusiasm for continuing to work together throughout the economic recovery and path towards a clean energy future.