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    Stellantis engine parts workers go on strike amid shift to EVs

    September 12, 2022 // The UAW is worried about protecting jobs at ICE parts factories and wants to ensure that workers who make batteries have union representation and comparable wages and benefits. The walkout is a early sign of the tension between automakers and the union as the industry shifts to electric vehicles. Stellantis and South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co. announced in July they’re investing $2.5 billion to build a battery plant in Kokomo. The union is worried about protecting jobs at combustion-engine parts factories and wants to ensure that workers who make batteries have UAW representation and comparable wages and benefits. UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada, Jeff Schuster, LMC Automotive,