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Labor-Friendly Electric Car Credit Called Critical Amid Pushback

Dec. 8, 2021, 6:40 PM

Democrats should support the “higher standard” of a unionized workforce when encouraging electric vehicle purchases as part of their tax and spending plan, labor and environmental advocates are arguing ahead of a Senate vote on the measure.

Their last-minute push, backed by lawmakers in states with unionized automakers, responds to criticism of an additional $4,500 tax credit for people who buy an electric car made in the U.S. by unionized workers.

The fate of the tax credit hangs in limbo after attracting pushback from Canada, Mexico, the European Union, and Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk. It also ...

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