The electric vehicle (EV) revolution is accelerating across the United States thanks to falling prices, improving technology, and the historic investments and incentives in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act. As the auto industry speeds toward electric vehicle manufacturing, it is critical protections are established to ensure long-time autoworkers and communities economically dependent on the auto industry are supported and not left behind during the sector’s transition.

EVs can be a job creator with the right policies, but the effects will be uneven – with job losses in some segments of auto manufacturing, such as internal combustion engines, and job gains in others, such as battery manufacturing. Meanwhile, union participation and job quality in auto manufacturing has been on a downward trajectory for more than a decade. It is important for states to plan ahead to ensure the EV transition is just and equitable for everyone.

Join World Resources Institute on June 27 for a conversation with federal policymakers, labor, private sector and environmental leaders to discuss how the U.S. can create equitable and just policies for auto workers as the industry electrifies.

Featured Speaker:

  • Betony Jones, Director of the Office of Energy Jobs, Department of Energy

Other Speakers:

  • Terry Travis, Managing Partner, EVNoire - Mobility Intelligence Group
  • Mary Wroten, Director, Global Sustainability & ESG, Ford Motor Company
  • Kathryn Snorrason, Interim Chief Mobility Officer, Office of Future Mobility and Electrification (OFME), Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Frank Houston, Michigan Regional Program Manager, BlueGreen Alliance
  • Carla Walker, Director, Environmental Justice and Equity, United States, World Resources Institute
  • Devashree Saha, Director, US Clean Energy Economy Program, World Resources Institute
  • Dan Lashof, Director, United States, World Resources Institute


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